Tibble Fork Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Unstable ice
  • Conditions: Anglers report that the ice is about four inches thick, but it's a bit slushy. Try using Ratfinkees, paddlebugs or ice flies tipped with bait (nightcrawlers or mealworms). Remember that the daily limit has been increased to eight fish. This change will remain in effect through June 30, 2016, but the reservoir will be drained as early as April 1 to make repairs. Limits have been increased to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost when the reservoir is drained. Please use extreme caution on the ice. The Alpine Loop and the road to Silver Lake Flat are now closed for travel. Be aware of changing weather conditions in the canyon.


  • Location: American Fork Canyon
  • Directions: The reservoir is located about eight miles up American Fork Canyon.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 13 acres
  • Elevation: 6,392 feet
  • Hours:
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Brook Trout, Brown Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Parking, hiking and latrines. There are numerous Forest Service campgounds in the vicinity.
  • Handicap access: No
  • Site description: Tibble Fork Reservoir is located halfway from the headwaters of American Fork Canyon to Utah Valley. The north facing slopes to the south are covered with coniferous forest, while the south-facing slopes have gambel oak and meadows.

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