Holmes Creek Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: As of July 1, shore anglers and those fishing from non-motorized watercraft report good fishing, particularly in the early mornings when temperatures are cooler and the fish are jumping. The water levels are still good and the fish are staying close to structured areas. Surface temperatures are around 76°F. If you're fishing from the shore or from the docks, try using bright yellow PowerBait just off the bottom, salmon eggs and nightcrawlers. When fishing from a kayak, Rapalas, spinners, worms and PowerBait work well. Holmes is a private pond and it primarily reserved for a boat club. If there is a boater on the water, please use courtesy and give them space. And remember to pack out what you pack in so all anglers don't lose fishing privileges at the pond. Be sure 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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