Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Slow
  • Conditions: Aside from a five-pound tiger trout and an eight-and-a-half pound tiger trout, fishing has been very slow during the past several weeks. Most anglers have been disappointed because they have very few fish to show after a day of fishing. Aquatics technician Mike Ault suggests fishing at the mouth of the dam cove—especially on the south side. One angler reported good fishing until 10 a.m. when it became really slow. You should try using chub meat, but you may have success with fish eggs or nightcrawlers. Of the fish anglers catch, most of the cutthroats are 12 to 15 inches long and skinny, and the rainbows are 9 to 14 inches long. Last week, anglers reported slow or very slow fishing. Many anglers caught nothing but chubs, but a few shore anglers did catch one or two trout per hour.


  • 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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