Joes Valley Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Both east and west side boat ramps are open. The campground will have water by July 2. During the past month, tiger muskie anglers have reported good fishing from the bank or a boat. Look for rocky structure on the east side where you can ambush chubs from cover. Jointed stickbaits with a green-over-yellow or green-over-orange color pattern have been effective. Fishing is fair for trout. Most trout have been caught with the same tackle intended for tiger muskies.


  • 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 Trout
  • Possible catch: Rainbow 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
  • Site description: 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.

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