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Strawberry Reservoir

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Strawberry Reservoir lies in an open mountain valley with mixed conifer and aspen forests on the upper slopes. The reservoir contains four major fishing zones including the Strawberry Basin, Meadows Basin, the Narrows, and Soldier Creek Basin. Strawberry Valley provides a variety of fishing opportunities from catch and release fishing in the tributaries to trophy cutthroat and rainbow fishing on the reservoir. Most of the fishing pressure and catch occurs from boats. Shoreline fishing is best during the cooler seasons of spring and fall.

Latest fishing report

Fishing has slowed down, especially for kokanee. Anglers have been catching 15- to 17-inch cutthroat regularly and quite a few slot busters. For trout, try trolling at 1.5-1.8 mph with the lure suspended in 22 to 30 feet of water. Try trolling adjacent to rocky shorelines near the mouth of the Narrows and use Christenson's Lakeshore Tackle white, orange or pink squids with a silver dodger, or various crankbaits. (Last update 08-09-18)

Details

  • Location: Wasatch County
  • Directions: 23 miles southeast of Heber City, Utah on Hwy. 40
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 17,120 acres (maximum)
  • Elevation: 7,602 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Kokanee Salmon, Smallmouth Bass
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Boat launching facilities (4 ramps), marina stores, restaurants, campgrounds, sanitary dump stations, Forest Service visitor center, Strawberry River fish trap and egg collection station
  • Handicap access: Haws Point handicapped access