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Willard Bay Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: On April 13, fishing was a bit slower. Some anglers didn't catch any fish, while others were able to find them and do pretty well. Wipers are still the main bite right now. Anglers are using Rapalas (in blue and silver), jigs (bright orange or red) or mussels. A few walleye, catfish and crappie are biting here and there, but not in large numbers. Many thanks to Park Ranger Travis Hancock for that report.

Details

  • Location: Box Elder County
  • Directions: Traveling north on I 15, take the exit just north of Smith & Edwards and go west following the signs or go to the Willard exit and go west.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 9,900 acres
  • Elevation: 4,223 feet
  • Hours: Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Likely catch: Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Wiper
  • Possible catch: Bluegill, Common Carp, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: State Park with 2 boat ramps and fish cleaning stations, camping and day-use sites.
  • Handicap access: Some near marinas
  • Site description: Boat, swim, waterski, and fish on the warm waters of Willard Bay. Camp under tall cottonwood trees that frame the night sky. During winter months, Willard Bay is a wildlife watching area for nesting eagles. Two areas, North and South Marinas, offer all the amenities for a weekend at the Bay.

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