Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Slow
  • Conditions: On Aug. 22, Lt. J. Shirley checked anglers at the reservoir. Anglers caught a lot of chubs and a fair number of trout, which ranged from 8–12 inches. DWR Aquatics Technician Mike Ault has been interviewing anglers at the reservoir on a regular basis since ice-off. He recommends putting a piece of worm on a hook and fishing close to shore to catch a few chubs. He suggests cutting the chubs up and casting them into deeper water for trout. Mike says that cutthroats will be the most common species caught. They will generally be small. Mike adds that spinners will sometimes out-fish chub meat, so keep your favorite hardware in the tacklebox just in case. Mike says that fly-fishing anglers who work the west side have frequently done better than bait or spincasters.


  • 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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