Willard Bay Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Fishing is pretty good. There aren't many boaters on the water, but those boating in the morning are catching their limits of wipers most of the time. We're still receiving reports of boils throughout the bay. Anglers are catching catfish along the shorelines of the bay. The gate on the south end of the dike is now open for the waterfowl hunt. The dike is closed to vehicular or pedestrian traffic, so do not use this area for fishing access. Water levels are still very low, so use caution when you're on the water.


  • 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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