Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: The ice is solid and ranges from 8-16 inches thick, depending on where you're at on the reservoir. Anywhere from two to five inches of snow may cover the ice pack. Most rainbows range from 9–13 inches. Cutthroat trout are around the same size, but on occasion you'll catch one up to 17 inches. Some anglers describe the trout in Scofield as skinny. Based on creel surveys, technicians say that tiger trout are rarely caught. Officer Thomas recommends using small jigs tipped with meal worms. Sport Fish Biologist Calvin Black has been successful with a yellow tube jig tipped with chub meat. Other effective rigs include a glow-in-the-dark spoon tipped with chub meat, a white lead head jig tipped with a worm, and a transparent tube jig with glitter, also tipped with a worm. Trout are generally caught in less than 10 feet of water. Chubs are more commonly found in deeper water and are typically caught with ice flies and small pieces of worm. Anglers report catching chubs up to 13 inches long. The catch rate varies by day, location and fishing party, but one fish per hour is about average. Anglers who locate 'honey holes' or who excel in ability and timing will catch considerably more.


  • 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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