Deer Creek Reservoir

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Latest fishing report

The reservoir is still open water, but temperatures have been very cold so conditions will start to change. Fishing is fair and anglers are catching 14-inch to 16-inch rainbow trout. Try fishing morning into midday targeting the upper and middle water columns. For fly fishing, try using nymphs or midges under an indicator. You can also try damsels and hares ears on sinking line using a figure-eight or a slow retrieve. For spin-casting, use garlic PowerBait, pink marshmallow or nightcrawer suspended under a bobber or off the bottom with a slip sinker. You can also try using small Panther Martin Holographic spinners, Blue Fox Vibrax spinners or Pixee spoons. Remember to retrieve slowly. (Last update 01-03-19)


  • 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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