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.


  • 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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