Nine Mile Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: As water levels continue to decrease, try using spinner baits and traditional baits (PowerBait or nightcrawlers). Curly Tail grubs are also a good choice. From May 15, 2015 until January 1, 2016, the daily bag and possession limit has been increased to eight fish. The reservoir is being drained to meet irrigation needs. Limits are being temporarily increased to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost.


  • Location: Sanpete County
  • Directions: Accessible from US-89 just south of Sterling. It is six miles east of Gunnision and six miles south of Manti.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 213 acres
  • Elevation: 5,402 feet
  • Hours: 24-hour access
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Tiger Trout
  • 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: The primary recreational use of Nine Mile Reservoir is fishing. There are no facilities of any sort. Convenience stores are located in nearby Sterling.

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