Deer Creek Reservoir
Conditions last updated: 09/09/2016
Latest fishing report
One angler reported fishing is very slow and that he hasn't seen other anglers catch fish either. Other anglers have reported slow to fair fishing from the shore. If you have a boat, try trolling pop gear tipped with a worm. Fishing is fair for walleye just outside of the Charleston arm. Try using Rapalas just outside the weed lines in the early to mid-morning. Anglers are also catching smallmouth bass using jerk baits and soft plastics along the rocky shorelines.
The state park states that some people are calling concerned about their water level. The reservoir is open and there is plenty of water to boat, swim or play in. The reservoir is 63.37 percent full. The Island (north) area is shallower than then the south end, so be careful close to shore. The Island and main entrances now have gates that close at 10 p.m. and re-open at 6 a.m. The campground sites now require a reservation.
Quagga mussel veligers have been confirmed through a DNA analysis. As such, every watercraf that leaves the reservoir must by decontaminated. Decontamination stations are operating, but you should call ahead to check operating hours. You can call the state park at 435-654-0171. Check the Deer Creek Facebook page for updates. (Updated 09-09-2016)
- Location: Southwest corner of Heber Valley
- Directions: Ten miles south of Heber City on Highway 189
- Type: State park
- Size: 2,960 acres
- Elevation: 5,400 feet
- Likely catch: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
- Possible catch: Brown Trout, Yellow Perch
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: State Park, ADA camping, ADA trails, RV hookups, food service and showers
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