Joes Valley Reservoir
- Rating: Good
- Conditions: Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black says that cutthroat trout and splake will be found in shallow water close to shore. Use chub meat for the best action. The majority of splake and cutthroats range from 10 to 17 inches. However, a gill net survey conducted this week turned up several 5- to 7-pound splake. The surveyors also caught 12 tiger muskies ranging from 28 to 36 inches. The 36-inch musky weighed 12 pounds. Perhaps the biggest surprise for biologists was a 6-pound, 24-inch tiger trout that turned up in one net.
- Location: Emery County
- Directions: Drive south on SR-10 from Price to Orangeville, then turn west on SR-29 and drive about 15 miles
- Type: Trophy
- Size: 1,183 acres
- Elevation: 6,880 feet
- Hours: No restrictions
- Likely catch: Splake, Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout
- Possible catch: Rainbow Trout
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: Boat ramps, primitive campgrounds and a summer-only convenience store
- Handicap access: No handicap access
- Site description: Joes Valley Reservoir is a mid-elevation reservoir located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Anglers have caught trophy splake up to 16 pounds in the reservoir. In general, fishing is best from mid-October through June.
The reservoir is closed to fishing from November 1 through the second Saturday in December each year. No four wheelers or snowmobiles are permitted on the ice.