Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Unstable ice
  • Conditions: The ice is unstable and there are random pockets of open water and soft ice in the main channel, especially on the west. Anglers report better ice in the dam arm and northeast side, although ice in any location should be treated as dangerous. Please be cautious. Carry a rescue rope, ice picks, and a floatation device. There have been unconfirmed reports of anglers falling through the ice. In the past few weeks, anglers have reported good fishing for smaller rainbows and cutthroats. On Dec. 8, Rick Berg reported 6-7 inches of ice near the dam. He said the ice was unstable with a lot of cracking under his feet as he walked. Rick said he caught a trout every 20 minutes. Most were 14-inch cutthroats.


  • Location: Carbon County
  • Directions: East on Hwy 6 approximately 50 miles from Spanish Fork, west on Hwy 96 about 10 miles.
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 2,815 acres
  • Elevation: 7,618 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout
  • Possible catch:
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Two state park campgrounds with boat ramps, good shore access along southeast and west shores.
  • Handicap access: Madsen Bay boat ramp provides limited handicapped access
  • Site description: Scofield provides anglers the opportunity to catch fish from either the shore or boat. Best baits from the shore include PowerBait and worms. Boat anglers should try trolling flatfish or popgear and a worm.

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