Strawberry Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: The ladders have open water and there is open water on the shoreline. The ice, though, still ranges from 10 to 16 inches. There are very thin ice pockets in many places, though, so please use extreme caution. The warm daytime temperatures will have you breaking through a few inches of slush to the more frozen layer. No new ice is forming, but the cold overnight temperatures have kept the ice that was already on the reservoir. Fish are biting super light. The best bite is occurring in the morning. Haws has a pressure point that has been refreezing. Over the weekend, anglers report good fishing in 15 to 35 feet of water using gazillas or one to two-inch jigs tipped with chub meat, shiners, mealworms or nightcrawlers. The reservoir is 76 percent full.


  • 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
  • Site description: 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.

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