Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Multiple anglers report good to excellent fishing. On Oct. 9, an angler on reported catching 22 cutthroats in 4.5 hours. He fished the southeast shoreline and said he got a bite or fish with every cast. He wrote that bait preferences changed as the day advanced. He used corn-flavored PowerBait, nightcrawlers and chubs over the course of the day. On Oct. 5, Makeda and Pat Hanson fished bait on the surface for about an hour with minimal success. After changing tactics and sinking chub meat to the bottom, Makeda said they couldn't keep the trout off their lines. They were bank fishing near the dam.

    Fishing was a little too good for three anglers who recently put 23 trout on ice — most of which were within the slot — before being visited by a conservation officer. Only one angler had a fishing license. The trio had been using dead minnows and anchovies. You can read more about the story on our Officers on Patrol blog.


  • 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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