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Calder Reservoir

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Calder is a small reservoir located on Pot Creek on Diamond Mountain. It is the second reservoir of three on Pot Creek, along with Matt Warner and Crouse. Calder is managed as a Blue Ribbon trophy trout water. It is known for fast fishing for big, fat trout. Calder sits in a pretty basin surrounded by lodgepole and pinion and juniper trees. You also have an opportunity to see some of the many deer, elk and sage grouse in the area. This water is a little gem, Calder gets only moderate angling use.

Latest fishing report

Fish survived another winter and anglers recently reported fair to good catch rates from shore for small rainbow trout using both flies and lures. Recent gillnetting showed very healthy rainbow trout up to 20 inches and cutthroats up to 16 inches. Most of those fish were eating scuds and chironomids. The reservoir has special catch-and-release regulations. You must use flies and lures only — bait is not allowed. See the Utah Fishing Guidebook for details. (Last update 05-23-18)

Details

  • Location: Pot Creek on Diamond Mountain, Uintah County
  • Directions: From State Highway 191, take the Pot Creek turnoff east at the Ashley National Forest, and drive about 15 miles east.
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 100 acres, 1500 acre-feet
  • Elevation: 7,270 Feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Calder Reservoir has a boat ramp, restrooms, garbage and primitive camping.
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