: PARAGONAH RESERVOIR: Bait fishing is slow right now, but the fly fishing is good. Remember that all tributary streams are closed to fishing until July 13.
Reported by: Utah D.W.R
Lures & Spinners
This moderate-size reservoir has literally turned into a rainbow trout fish factory. Red Creek is the primary water source for Paragonah Reservoir. It flows high and cold during the spring of the year offering perfect spawning conditions for rainbow trout.
The reservoir is located about eight miles by gravel road up Red Creek Canyon east of the town of Paragonah. The town is just off of highway I-15 about 2.5 hours north from Las Vegas or 3.5 hours south from Salt Lake City. The reservoir lies at an elevation of 7,791 feet and is entirely located on the Dixie National Forest. It covers 70 surface acres and has a 350 acre-foot conservation pool owned by the Division of Wildlife Resources. Camping is primitive with no established facilities. There is no boat ramp, but small boats can be launched from shore. There are no special fishing restrictions on the reservoir (general state-wide limit of 4 trout), but tributary streams are closed to all fishing through the second Saturday in July (July 8 this year) to protect spawning trout.