- Rating: Good
- Conditions: Strawberry is now ice free! DWR has stocked over 600,000 8- to 9-inch cutthroats over the last two weeks. Some anglers report slow fishing, but most anglers report good success using various baits, lures and flies. A variety of fly and lure colors are currently effective; the fish seem to be hungry. If one technique or location isn't producing, change things up or move and success should improve.
Cutthroat Trout Viewing Day will take place at the Strawberry Visitor Center on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until noon. Though the stream will be murky, we will be in the fish trap and egg-taking facility behind the visitor center holding up fish for you to see (and maybe touch!).
Strawberry Reservoir has special regulations. Check the Utah Fishing Guidebook for more regulations. For help differentiating Bear Lake cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, download the identification brochure.
- Location: Wasatch County
- Directions: 23 miles southeast of Heber City, Utah on Hwy. 40
- Type: Blue Ribbon
- Size: 17,120 acres (maximum)
- Elevation: 7,602 feet
- Hours: No restrictions
- Likely catch: Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout
- Possible catch: Kokanee Salmon, Smallmouth Bass
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: Boat launching facilities (4 ramps), marina stores, restaurants, campgrounds, sanitary dump stations, Forest Service visitor center, Strawberry River fish trap and egg collection station
- Handicap access: Haws Point handicapped access
- Site description: Strawberry Reservoir lies in an open mountain valley with mixed conifer and aspen forests on the upper slopes. The reservoir contains four major fishing zones including the Strawberry Basin, Meadows Basin, the Narrows, and Soldier Creek Basin. Strawberry Valley provides a variety of fishing opportunities from catch and release fishing in the tributaries to trophy cutthroat and rainbow fishing on the reservoir. Most of the fishing pressure and catch occurs from boats. Shoreline fishing is best during the cooler seasons of spring and fall.