Echo Reservoir

Latest fishing report

The boat ramp is open; however, the wedge dock is not in place yet. The water temperature is 44 degrees and fishing is slow. Anglers are catching 10- to 14-inch rainbow trout and 18- to 25-inch brown trout. Try using pink squid jigs behind a dodger; Jake's gold; scented PowerBait; orange gulp minnows or rainbow flatfish lures. Also, try tolling at 1.9 MPH along the west shoreline. Use a flasher and a wedding ring in 2 to 13 feet of water or a rainbow J-7 Rapala on the surface. (Last update 04-19-19)


  • Location: Summit County, north of Coalville
  • Directions: To access the reservoir, take either the Coalville or Echo I-80 exit, and then follow Echo Dam Road
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 1,394 acres
  • Elevation: 5,561 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Possible catch: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Cutthroat Trout, Common Carp
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Boat ramp, restrooms, camping and a private consessionaire
  • Handicap access: Limited; the area around the boat ramp