Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: During the week of April 4, fishing was very good for anglers who fished from the dam with bright yellow Power Eggs. Sheldon Pierce of Layton caught five trout in 20 minutes while suspending yellow Power Eggs on a single hook, about three feet from the bottom. Holmes has lighter angling pressure during the week and more pressure on weekends with nice weather. Water levels have risen. Much of the fishing bank on the east and west sides is now under water, just below the treeline. As the water continues to rise, it will submerge the vegetation and create excellent fishing conditions for the warmwater species along the shoreline. Don't forget to obtain your Walk-in Access authorization number and sign in at the box before visiting the reservoir.


  • Location: Davis County
  • Directions: In Layton, turn west off US-89 onto Gentile Street (just north of 1200 North)
  • Type: Community Fishing
  • Size: 35 acres
  • Elevation: 4,757 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Walleye
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: None
  • Handicap access: None
  • Site description: This pond is located in Layton has several species of fish. The 35 acre pond is one of the larger community waters. There is no swimming, floating or boating allowed on the reservoir. Access around the reservoir is good, however, it does require some walking. The vegetation around the reservoir can be quite dense, which makes fishing difficult — especially in the spring.

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