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Deer Creek Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 06-Aug-19
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Conditions : DEER CREEK RESERVOIR: Catch rates are good. Anglers are catching 8- to 15-inch smallmouth bass, 9- to 18-inch rainbow trout, and 15- to 26-inch walleye.

If you’re targeting trout from a boat, try trolling at 1.5- to 1.8-mph targeting the 15- to 20-foot water column using 1/4- to 2/3-ounce silver/red dot or pure silver Jake’s Spin-A-Lures, 3/8- to 1/2-ounce neon green or firetiger Acme Kastmaster spoons, slammer or firetiger Luhr-Jensen Kwikfish lures, holographic shiner or hot steel Rapala Shad Rap crank baits, or 1/4-ounce Panther Martin Holy Strike spinners. Also, try using lures or a worm behind pop gear.

If you’re targeting trout form shore, try using using 1/4- to 2/3-ounce silver/red dot or pure silver Jake’s Spin-A-Lures, 3/8-ounce nickel/blue or nickel/chartreuse Acme Kastmaster lures, Blue Fox Vibrax Minnow spinner, or Rapala Jointed Minnow lures. Also, try using garlic/cheese or yellow/corn trout dough bait, nightcrawler, or marshmallow fished off the bottom using a slip sinker rig or fished 20- to 30-inches below a bobber. If you're targeting bass or walleye, try using 3- to 5-inch soft plastic worms fished using a drop-shot rig, Texas rig, or Carolina rig, 3- to 4-inch soft plastic swim baits using a weighted hook or jig head, 2- to 3-inch curly tail grubs using a 1/4-ounce jig head, or 1/4-ounce jig head tipped with night crawler or small dead shiner. For boat anglers, we recommend casting toward and retrieving out from the shore. For shore anglers, we recommend fan casting along the shore rather than casting straight in front of you.

Reported by: Utah D.W.R


Species Hatches: Patterns Lures & Spinners
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye

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About: - Deer Creek Reservoir Deer Creek State Park is located in the southwest corner of Heber Valley at about 5400 feet in elevation. The reservoir is approximately six miles long with a maximum surface area of 2,965 acres, a mean depth of 65 feet (maximum depth of 137 feet), and offers 18 miles of shoreline.

The reservoir consistently provides some of Utah's finest year-round fishing. One paved and three gravel boat ramps provide access to the deeper waters of the reservoir. Numerous access points from Highway 189 offer prime shore fishing. Since Deer Creek is well known for its strong summer winds, fishing is most successful in the early morning or evening hours. Fish cleaning stations provide additional conveniences and marinas offer boat rentals and some fishing gear.

Directions: All weather access from U.S. 189 southwest from Heber, Utah.


Misc Info: - Yellow perch limit is 10. Regulations: Trout limit 4 (statewide). Walleye limit 6 but only one can be over 20 inches. Bass limit 6. All bass over 12 inches must be immediately released.



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