Scofield Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Fishing for chubs has been fast. Anglers hoping to replenish their stock of meaty bait will find plenty. Kids who aren't fussy about the kind of fish they catch will have great fun. Trout fishing is fair. Most trout will be cutthroats in the 9 to 13 inch range. Weights start at quarter pound. A few 6 to 7 pound cutthroats remain in the reservoir, but they are difficult to find and catch. Rainbow and tiger trout comprise a small percentage of the catch. Most will be 13 inches or less. Occasionally a tiger that exceeds the slot limit will be iced. The dam arm is the most popular fishing destination, followed by the vicinity of the Madsen Bay boat ramp.


  • 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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