Deer Creek Reservoir

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Latest fishing report

Recreation traffic is heavy, but fishing has been good. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, perch, 18-inch rainbows and walleye. For trout, try trolling at 1.8-2.0 mph with the lure suspended in 25 to 30 feet of water. Try using Rapala X-Rap CountDown crankbaits, Rapala BX Swimmer crankbaits, Mack's Lures Smile Blades, or Mack's Lures Wedding Rings. For perch, try fishing from the north shore in about 25 to 30 feet of water. Use a neon colored 1/31 jighead or tungsten jighead with 1/2 inch of a nightcrawler about six to 12 inches off the bottom. For smallmouth, try using a curly tail grub, Gary Yamamoto Senko, and Lost Creek Trick Stick in whacky style rig, and Berkley Gulp! Minnow or Rat-L-Trap crankbait. (Last update 08-09-18)


  • Location: Southwest corner of Heber Valley
  • Directions: Ten miles south of Heber City on Highway 189
  • Type: State park
  • Size: 2,960 acres
  • Elevation: 5,400 feet
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  • Likely catch: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Possible catch: Brown Trout, Yellow Perch
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: State Park, ADA camping, ADA trails, RV hookups, food service and showers
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