Quail Creek Reservoir (also called Quail Lake) is one of Utah's best known bass fisheries, and has produced good largemouth fishing and big fish since shortly after it was impounded in 1985. It is located 8 miles west of the city of Hurricane and 10 miles northeast of St. George, just off Interstate Highway 15. It covers 590 surface acres and is 185 feet deep when full. The lake's depth allows for good fishing for respectable rainbow trout throughout the year. A State Park boat ramp and campground are available. The Park entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.
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Visit the state park website for the current boat ramp schedule. Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Bass activity slows down with the cold weather, but a few nice fish are still caught every year during the colder months. The keys are to fish deep (20 to 30 feet down) and use a slow presentation. Finesse baits like Senkos, dropshot rigs and shaky heads are very conducive to a slow presentation. Slow-rolling spinnerbaits can also be very effective. (Last update 01-04-17)
- Location: Washington County, near Hurricane
- Directions: From I-15 exit 16, travel east approximately 3.5 miles on State Highway 9; turn north and enter Quail Lake State Park
- Type: Blue Ribbon
- Size: 590 acres
- Elevation: 2,900 feet
- Likely catch: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout
- Possible catch: Bullhead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
- Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
- Site amenities: State Park
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