Tibble Fork Reservoir

Tibble Fork Reservoir is located halfway from the headwaters of American Fork Canyon to Utah Valley. The north facing slopes to the south are covered with coniferous forest, while the south-facing slopes have gambel oak and meadows.

Latest fishing report

The ice is 12 to 15 inches thick, but there is open water near the river inlet. Warmer weather can create soft spots, cracks or pressure ridges in the ice, so please use extreme caution if you access the ice. Anglers are catching 12- to 16-inch rainbow trout and 10- to 14-inch cutthroat trout. Try fishing the 10 to 15 foot water column using Paddle Glow Bug jigs, Gitzit Micro Little Tough Guy jig, Lindy Glow Spoon, Swedish Pimple, Acme Kastmaster or 1.5-inch chartreuse or orange panfish tube jigs. We recommend tipping jigs and spoons with mealworm, nightcrawler or PowerBait. (Last update 03-22-19)


  • Location: American Fork Canyon
  • Directions: The reservoir is located about eight miles up American Fork Canyon.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 13 acres
  • Elevation: 6,392 feet
  • Hours:
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Brook Trout, Brown Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Parking, hiking and latrines. There are numerous Forest Service campgounds in the vicinity.
  • Handicap access: No