Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Slow
  • Conditions: On June 22, conservation officer TJ Robertson reported slow fishing. He thought that lemon twist PowerBait seemed to have had a slight edge over other baits that day. Cutthroat trout typically range from 10 to 12 inches, but may occasionally exceed the upper slot limit. Rainbow trout typically range from 8 to 14 inches. Few tiger trout are being caught and most measure below the slot limit. Cutthroats trout are the most frequently caught trout species because thousands are stocked every year — including more than 75,000 catchable-sized cutthroat that were planted last fall. On June 20, creel survey technician Mike Ault interviewed a number of anglers along the east shoreline. The anglers reported exceptionally good fishing for trout. The next day, fishing was poor though some anglers were catching chubs. In the recent weeks, Mike has said that the most consistent fishing is in the dam cove and the west side angler access is second best. Boaters have had good success by fishing around the island.


  • Location: Carbon County
  • Directions: East on Hwy 6 approximately 50 miles from Spanish Fork, west on Hwy 96 about 10 miles.
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 2,815 acres
  • Elevation: 7,618 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat 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: Two state park campgrounds with boat ramps, good shore access along southeast and west shores.
  • Handicap access: Madsen Bay boat ramp provides limited handicapped access
  • Site description: Scofield provides anglers the opportunity to catch fish from either the shore or boat. Best baits from the shore include PowerBait and worms. Boat anglers should try trolling flatfish or popgear and a worm.

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