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Birch Creek Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Angler Tom Ogden visited the reservoir this past week and reported consistent fishing for rainbow trout. They ranged from 15–17 inches long. He used a medium-sink (#3) line in the morning with a size 6 beadhead Canada blood leech, a size 6 beadhead black/green/pearl soft-hackle fly and a size 6 beadhead (white bead) tan/brown soft-hackle fly. In the afternoon, he used fast-sinking line (#7) and size 4 beadhead (white) tan/green/pearl crystal bugger, a #6 beadhead purple leech and a size 6 beadhead black/orange woolly bugger. The water temperature was 54–55°F, and the algae reduced visibility to about four or five feet. Check out the DWR video that highlights Birch Creek Reservoir and other fun fall fishing spots in northern Utah.

Details

  • Location: Rich County
  • Directions: About 7 miles west of Woodruff, UT on the Monte Cristo Rd.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size:
  • Elevation: ~6,800 feet
  • Hours:
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout
  • Possible catch:
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: A Bureau of Land Management campsite, open parking area, vault toilets.
  • Handicap access:
  • Site description: Road goes to base of dam. Need to hike up dam to access reservoir. Float tubes, ice fishing, shorefishing are the most popular

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