Joes Valley Reservoir
- Rating: Good
- Conditions: On April 25, Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black fished the rocky shoreline on the east side. He reported good fishing and caught splake, cutthroat and tiger trout. Fishing was better in the afternoon. He used 3- to 4-inch orange crankbaits, tube jigs with chub meat and gold Jakes Spin-a-Lures. Black had more hits with the tube jigs when he varied the pattern and speed of his retrieval.
Dan Keller reported fair fishing last week. He caught cutthroat, splake, tiger trout and a tiger muskie using white tube jigs with chub meat and Berkley's Gulp minnows. Fish were more aggressive in the late afternoon.
J.D. Abbott and a friend fished for four hours one afternoon last week. They caught and released about 75 fish. Most of the fish were splake with a few cutthroat trout. They also caught one 29-inch tiger muskie. Abbott fished the west side of the reservoir and used gold Jakes and Kastmasters.
- 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.