Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: On May 13, DWR aquatics personnel gillnetted fish at the reservoir. They collected quite a few large, fat cutthroat trout, many of which were more than 20 inches long. Several large tiger trout were also collected. The number of Utah chubs were about the same as last year but were larger. This could be a sign that younger age classes are being eaten and controlled by large tiger and cutthroat trout in the reservoir. Some of the best fishing reports come from anglers who fish the south side of the dam arm. In that area, worms, PowerBait and chub meat have been effective. A nightcrawler tipped with a salmon egg has also been a good bait combination, said Officer T.J. Robertson. In late April, Scofield was stocked with 14,000 nine-inch cutthroat trout.


  • 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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