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We started our day Saturday at Panguitch Lake at about 8:30am. Fished the N.E. boat ramp area (along with about 7 other groups). Fish were at the same location and depth as 2 weeks ago: 33 feet of total water depth, suspended between the 17 and 25 ft depth. Saw many, many fish on the fish finder, but the bite was slow. Caught and released 2 by Noon. Of the 4 groups within earshot/vision, we saw only 3 other fish landed in the same amount of time.

We decided to pack up and we left for Paragonah/Red Creek Reservoir around 12:30. We went up from Parowan. Road was snow-packed and easy-going early on. Closer to the lake the snow was very deep and unpacked. We were only 1 mile away from the lake and got stuck. We forgot to bring the chains. We ended up taking the next 2 hours digging out and turning around. Thank goodness we had brought shovels!! The road was better last week before the 9+ inches of snow that hit last Sunday. I saw many tracks of trucks sliding off the road into the ravines and also of people trying to turn around. I would only attempt the trip if you have chains as well as 4wd. However, you still may high-center on the snow in some locations if you happen to slide off the road a little.

After that, we headed for Minersville. Edges have a little bit of slush/water on them, but were safe. Ice was between 6 and 8 inches thick. There is about 2 inches of snow on top of that, but is easy walking. We fished near the boat ramp. I drilled quite a few holes and found the most fish in about 18 ft. of water, suspended usually at either 9 ft. down or only 3 feet off the bottom. The bigger fish were on the bottom. The bite was slow until 7pm when we caught and released 5 in about 40 minutes and then they stopped biting (even though they were on the fishfinder). We caught all of them on glow-in-the-dark ice-flies and jigs (white and chartreuse). Most fish caught were in the group closer to the surface. Fish averaged 16 - 18 inches. Another group near us also caught and released about 6 in one hour and then left. Another night angler caught 3 with glow-in-the-dark jigs near the dam in about an hour as well (who also left early).

Even though the fishing was so-so, it was a beautiful day.
 

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That's quite the adventure. It's too bad you couldn't make it to Red Creek. This winter driving is some scary stuff sometimes, isn't it?

Glad your day turned out alright and you stayed safe.
 
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