Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: On Feb. 12, Joe Christensen reported 12-14 inches of ice. The shoreline was said to have melted and refrozen overnight. In four hours, Joe caught 12 cutthroats and three rainbows. All were under the slot limit (or close to it). Joe said the fishing was best in 4-6 feet of water. There were chubs in water deeper than 10 feet. The ice is reported as 12 inches thick. Afternoon anglers may find a gap between the shoreline and the ice pack. Depending on the day, there may be open water pockets near Madsen Bay. Almost all anglers continue to have best fishing in shallow water, less than 10 feet deep. Chub meat continues to be the best bait.


  • 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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