Strawberry Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Unstable ice
  • Conditions: Be prepared to encounter slush under the snow. The ice is a solid seven inches thick near Soldier Creek. Use extreme caution, especially near the shorelines. Fish early in the morning for the best bite, and keep in mind that the bite is very light. White paddlebugs, gidgets, Ratfinkees, glow tube jigs and pink gizzy bugs (all tipped with PowerBait, mealworms or earthworms) have been very successful. All roads are closed, except the road to Strawberry Bay Marina, so plan on bringing snowmobiles for travel. Check with Strawberry Bay Marina at 435-548-2261for the most recent updates. The reservoir is currently 72 percent full.


  • 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.

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