Warner to Oowah Professional Reviews and Guides
"Warner Lake is a tiny impoundment nestled at the 9,000-foot level on the shoulder of 12,334-foot Mount Waas in the La Sal Mountain Range. The reservoir itself is not the birding destination, but you’ll find a variety of montane habitats in the immediate vicinity that offer great opportunities for bird finding. One of the appealing qualities of this site is that it offers a cool retreat from the heat of the nearby Colorado Plateau desert. Specialty birds: Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; Western Wood- Pewee; Dusky Flycatcher; Clark’s Nutcracker; Townsend’s Solitaire; Swainson’s Thrush; American Pipit; Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees; Black Rosy-Finch. Other key birds: Turkey Vulture; Cooper’s Hawk; Golden Eagle; Ruffed Grouse; Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Rufous, and Calliope Hummingbirds; Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers; Cordilleran Flycatcher; Warbling Vireo; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; Violetgreen and Tree Swallows; Mountain Chickadee; White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches; Brown Creeper; House and Rock Wrens; Hermit Thrush; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Orange-crowned, Yellow, Yellowrumped, and MacGillivray’s Warblers; Western Tanager; Chipping and Brewer’s Sparrows; Cassin’s Finch; Pine Siskin; American Goldfinch."
--D. E. McIvor, Birding Utah (Falcon Guides).
"Few places are as scenic as this tiny lake. The lake is too small for boats, and there are spots where it is almost possible to cast across it. The fishing is mainly an added bonus to the scenery. This is a classic put-and-take fishery. It is stocked with catchable rainbows on a regular basis. In the evenings and early mornings, when an insect hatch is possible, a fly and bubble outfit will work. Those who prefer catch-and-release fishing can also use a variety of spinners—Panther Martin and Mepps are effective here. But the most productive method is to simply use an old-fashioned night crawler or Power Bait fished from the shoreline. Key Species: Rainbow trout."
--Brett Prettyman, Fishing Utah (The Globe Pequot Press).
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