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    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources offers this forecast for streams and lakes in southeastern Utah.

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    The DWR’s goal is to keep the public safe and encourages social distancing and responsible recreation during any outdoor adventures. Photo courtesy DWR

    Blanding Reservoir No. 4: Fishing well for bass and stocked with rainbows. Try fishing deep with a Jake’s lure.

    Blue Lake:  Fly-fishing from shore with a mosquito pattern should work. 

    Dons Lake:  Stocked recently with rainbows. Try using spinning lure off shore between 6′-10′ deep. 

    Green River Golf Course Ponds: Trying using a Jake’s spinning lure off shore in areas 6′-10′ deep. 

    Green River, Southeastern Utah: Water conditions are high and fast. Trying using simulators in the banks or go deep for bigger fish. Catfish are biting in some deep holes. 

    Hidden Lake:  Stocked a few weeks ago with rainbows. Try using powerbait, worms, and flies from the shore.

    Kens Lake: Powerbait, Jakes, Night Crawlers are all working. Renegade flies work great. Things are moving slow as the temperature drops. It has been stocked.

    Lloyds Lake: Stocked with rainbows. Early-morning fishing along the shore is best. Fishing in deeper water in front of the dam is a great spot for rainbow trout. Powerbait, Jakes, Night Crawlers are all working. Renegade flies work great. Lots of blue gill and sunfish are biting now from the shore. 

    Monticello Lake: It has been stocked. Try fishing deep with a spinning lure. Fishing in deeper water is great for the rainbow trout. Powerbait, Jakes, Night Crawlers are all working. Renegade flies work great. Things are moving slow as the temperature warms.

    Oowah Lake:  The U.S. Forest Service will be working on the dam outlet in September. Expect lower water in the fall. It has been stocked. Try fishing deep with a spinning lure. Fishing in deeper water is great for the rainbow trout. Powerbait, Jakes, Night Crawlers are all working. Renegade flies work great. Things are moving slow as the temperature warms. 

    Recapture Reservoir: Try using a spinning lure on the west end, about 30′ from the shore. Pike are hitting hard on the north end. 

    “The DWR’s goal is to keep our staff and the public safe,” said an official in a press release. “With the current COVID-19 outbreak, we’ll be implementing and following all restrictions and recommendations from state and local health officials. We encourage you to do the same and to practice social distancing and responsible recreation during any outdoor adventures.” 

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