Strawberry Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Hot
  • Conditions: Use extreme caution and make sure you drill test holes to check the ice conditions. If you aren't getting bites, move because the fish will bite somewhere else. There are eight to 12 inches of ice near the Highway 40 bay, Mud Creek, Jake's Bay and in the back of other protected bays with shallower water. Anglers report the best fishing using hot pink ratfinkies, white paddles bugs or yellow, white or pink ice flies. Try using one- to two-inch jigs tipped with chub, mealworm or nightcrawler (white paddle bugs, curly tails). If you taking an ATV or snowmobile, be extremely careful: A four-wheeler went through the ice a week ago.


  • 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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