Holmes Creek Reservoir

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This pond is located in Layton has several species of fish. The 35 acre pond is one of the larger community waters. 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. Priority for use is given to Holmes Creek Ski Club. Non-motorized boaters are required to fish east of the buoy line or leave the reservoir when skiers are present. Fishing is allowed on the entire reservoir when skiers aren't present.

Latest fishing report

Use caution when walking down to the reservoir. The slush is quickly turning into ice and the reservoir is capped with five to six inches ice. The edges on the south end near the dam are soft and have water on top. Please exercise extreme cation as the ice conditions continue to change. Anglers are reporting fair to slow fishing and are catching 10- to 12- inch rainbow trout bluegill in 10 to 12 feet of water off the bottom and largemouth bass. Try using small jig heads tipped with wax worms, mealworms or grubs, ratfinkees, ice jigs or rainbow PowerBait. (Last update 01-18-19)


  • 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, White Bass
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: None
  • Handicap access: None