Deer Creek Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Unstable ice
  • Conditions: Warmer weather from last weekend has left a lot of slush on the reservoir. Be prepared for a couple layers of ice. The top layer is a couple of inches thick, and the bottom layer has eight to 12 inches. The reservoir has six to eight inches of ice in the Charleston Arm. Please use extreme caution — the ice may still be very thin near the dam. For the best results, use a flasher above an ice fly tipped with bait (a nightcrawler or mealworm). The fish are on the bottom, and the bite is very light. Both boat ramps are closed for the season. The Island boat ramp is closed until the middle of May. Please keep in mind that juvenile quagga mussels have been confirmed in a water sample taken from Deer Creek Reservoir. As such, all watercraft exiting Deer Creek are legally required to decontaminate. Call the state park at 435-654-0171 to check on current conditions or visit Deer Creek on Facebook to see the latest updates. The reservoir is currently 79 percent full.


  • 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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