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Joes Valley Reservoir

Joes Valley Reservoir is a mid-elevation reservoir located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Anglers have caught trophy splake up to 16 pounds in the reservoir. In general, fishing is best from mid-October through June.

No four wheelers or snowmobiles are permitted on the ice.

Latest fishing report

Fishing is slower at Joes Valley, but anglers are catching splake and cutthroat trout averaging 18 inches or larger. Try using white jig heads or tube jigs tipped with mealworms or chubmeat. (Last update 02-05-19)

Details

  • Location: Emery County
  • Directions: Drive south on SR-10 from Price to Orangeville, then turn west on SR-29 and drive about 15 miles
  • Type: Trophy
  • Size: 1,183 acres
  • Elevation: 6,880 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Splake, Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Muskie
  • Possible catch: Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Boat ramps, primitive campgrounds and a summer-only convenience store
  • Handicap access: No handicap access