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ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (April 16) San Juan County waterbodies have been stocked with fish. On April 6–7, the following waters received their allotment of eight- to nine-inch rainbow trout: Lloyds, Blanding #3, Blanding #4, Kens Lake and the Rattlesnake Ponds. By Memorial Day, Monticello and Foy will be stocked. Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway noted that PowerBait is always effective at catching trout. He also said that anglers are catching pike at Recapture Reservoir.
CLEVELAND RESERVOIR: (April 16) Ice-off may occur at any time.
DUCK FORK RESERVOIR: (April 16) Access to Duck Fork is restricted to prevent road damage.
ELECTRIC LAKE: (April 16) Ice-off may occur at any time. However, the access road is wet, slick and muddy.
GIGLIOTTI POND: (April 16) On April 10, Michael Johnson fly fished for five hours. He caught and released 11 nine-inch rainbow trout and one four-inch bass. All of them were caught with a beadhead purple/brown woolly bugger.
GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR: (April 16) The gate from Skyline Drive has been locked to prevent road damage to the reservoir and campgrounds.
GRASSY LAKE: (April 16) Anglers are encouraged to postpone any fishing trip until the road dries. Snow drifts, mud and snow make access difficult. Stocking will not occur until the road is dry.
HUNTINGTON CREEK: (April 16) The only trout will be found within a mile of the dam, which is within the fly fishing-only zone. Anglers will not likely find trout below the flash flood zone.
HUNTINGTON NORTH RESERVOIR: (April 16) On April 10, Tom Ogden and Perry Bunderson fly-fished for six hours, using fast-sinking line and size 6–8 woolly buggers, crystal buggers and leech patterns. They caught 11 trout, all rainbow trout that ranged from 14-16 inches.
HUNTINGTON RESERVOIR: (April 16) The remaining ice is unsafe for anglers, and ice-off may occur at any time. Please stay off any remaining ice.
JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR: (April 16) The reservoir is ice-free, but splake fishing has been slow. Fish from a boat with chubs or chub meat for the best success. Aside from chub meat, anglers should also try spinners, spoons, Rapalas, swim baits and Berkley Gulp, all of which have been effective in the past. The tiger muskie bite will improve as soon as the water warms up. Last fall, anglers reported catching muskies larger than the 40-inch minimum harvest size. This year, we expect anglers will catch fish that are even larger.
KNIGHT-IDEAL COMMUNITY FISHING POND: (April 16) The pond has been stocked with 3,000 eight- to nine-inch rainbow trout. When Michael Johnson visited on April 11, he noted that the was too murky to fish.
LOWER GREEN RIVER: (April 16) Walt Maldonado reported fair fishing for catfish. The best baits are shrimp, chicken livers and stink baits. Fishing will slow down as the spring run-off peaks. Walt says that anglers are catching walleyes with worms near the Crystal Geyser.
MAY DAY POND: (April 16) This is a new Henry Mountains fishery that will be stocked on a regular basis. Its first stocking will occur soon.
MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR: (April 16) The U.S. Forest Service road between Cleveland and Joes Valley has been locked to prevent spring road damage.
MILLSITE RESERVOIR & STATE PARK: (April 16) The catch rate has slowed and varies from day to day. Worms and PowerBait have been the most frequently used baits.
PETES HOLE: (April 16) Snow, drifts and mud make access difficult. Stocking will not occur until the access road is dry and passable.
RIGHT FORK OF HUNTINGTON CREEK: (April 16) The Seeley Fire and subsequent flash floods have killed the trout in the creek.
SCOFIELD RESERVOIR: (April 16) The reservoir is completely ice-free. Traditionally, some of the best fishing of the year occurs at this time, but that hasn't been the case this year. On April 6, Tom Robertshaw's party of three caught only chubs during their day of fishing. On April 3, one thread posted on BigFishTackle.com reported that a party of five caught 20 cutthroat trout. One tiger trout was also caught; it measured 24 inches and weighed 5.5 pounds. The party had been fishing with sucker meat and lures. DWR Aquatics Technician Mike Ault, who conducts regular creel surveys, describes fishing as slow. Mike indicated that the best fishing is at the mouth of the dam cove. The south side is best. Most of the trout that Mike checks are skinny cutthroats that range from 12–15 inches. On April 4, Mike checked a tiger trout caught on chub meat. It weighed 8.5 pounds and measured 27 inches. Anglers will have the best success while fishing from a boat. Try using chub meat, spoons, crankbaits, plastic grubs, nightcrawlers and fish eggs.
SOUP BOWL: (April 16) Access is snowy, muddy and impassable. Please wait until the road dries to prevent unnecessary road damage.
WILLOW LAKE: (April 16) To prevent road damage, the U.S. Forest Service locks out vehicles until the road is dry and passable. This saves taxpayers thousands of dollars in road-repair expenses.
WRIGLEY SPRINGS RESERVOIR: (April 16) Ice-off is imminent or has already occurred. Spring stocking has not yet taken place.