Strawberry Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: The warm water temperatures have stacked the fish deep. Anglers are having success trolling Rapalas and spoons tipped with bait in 20–40 feet of water. If you decide to fish from the shore, be aware of the increased algae on the shoreline. Kokanee salmon are coming to the end of their spawn.

    The Strawberry Bay Marina & Lodge rainbow trout tagged fishing contest started Memorial Day weekend. There were 295 white-tagged rainbows and five pink-tagged rainbows released for the contest. One pink tag has been retrieved, so far. Catch one of the white-tagged fish and redeem your prize at the marina stores. Catch one of the pink-tagged fish, and you automatically win one of the five grand prizes. For more information, please call the marina at 435-548-2500. The reservoir is currently 72 percent full and water temperatures range from the mid 50s to the low 60s.


  • 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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