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Thursday, 25 April 2013 15:27

Fishable Open Water At Strawberry

Ice-off fishing has started at Strawberry. This weekend will be a key time to fish if you want to catch the ice as it pulls back. Action will continue into next week. By next weekend the ice may be totally gone.

This report came in last night from Jay Nersisian: "Drove up to check lake this afternoon myself after fishing Weber with Larry Heinhold this AM. 10-30 yds of fishable-from-shore water at Laddrers inlet and north up beach along shores Chicken Creek bays.  Expect plenty of "floatable" water by the wkend (at least until ice starts breaking into floes and gets pushed around by wind!)."



This is a news release provided by Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)

Fish Strawberry, Win Cash and Prizes

Heber City – If you catch a rainbow trout at Strawberry Reservoir, you might be in for more than just a big fight: The fish might be worth $25,000.

Although the Division of Wildlife Resources is not an official sponsor of the Strawberry Rainbow Rush contest, its biologists worked with the event’s sponsors to tag 300 rainbow trout. In May, the biologists stocked the fish in different locations across the reservoir.

As of July 11, anglers had caught 58 of the 300 tagged fish. That means up to 242 tagged rainbows are still swimming in Strawberry.

You don’t have to register to participate in the contest. If you catch a tagged fish, simply take it to any one of the four marinas around the reservoir to claim your prize.

The first 100 anglers to bring in a tagged fish win a prize from Camp Chef. Six of the rainbows are marked with special tags that may be redeemed for a cash prize. The largest cash prize is $25,000.

You can stay updated on how many tagged fish have been caught by visiting the “Strawberry Lake in Utah” page on Facebook. You can access the page at www.facebook.com/pages/Strawberry-Lake-in-Utah/325472837328.

The Rainbow Rush contest started on May 26. It ends on Oct. 15.

Scott Root, a DWR conservation outreach manager, says the number of applications the agency receives to hold tagged fish contests is growing.

“It’s been fun to see how excited anglers have gotten about the contests,” Root says. “It’s also fun to know that the average angler can win prizes while doing something he or she enjoys.”

Strawberry Reservoir is just off U.S. Highway 40, about 22 miles southeast of Heber City.

The latest fishing report for Strawberry is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.

More information about fishing at Strawberry is available on the Web at http://go.usa.gov/flk or by calling the DWR’s Central Region office at (801) 491-5678.



If you visit Strawberry Reservoir, please be aware that all cutthroat trout between 15 and 22 inches must be released immediately.

Information about the fishing regulations at Strawberry is available on page 31 of the 2012 Utah Fishing Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.

An illustration and description of a Bear Lake cutthroat trout, the only cutthroat in Strawberry, is available on page 45 of the guidebook. On page 46, you’ll find an illustration and a description of a rainbow trout.

Another good identification guide is the “Strawberry Reservoir Fishing Regulations and Fish Identification” brochure. The free brochure is available at http://go.usa.gov/flX.


Contact: Scott Root, DWR Central Region Conservation Outreach Manager (801) 376-7076 or (801) 491-5678

Friday, 13 April 2012 16:13

Fishing Strawberry At Ice Off

(This article was provided by Utah's DWR)


Trout fishing can be hot as the ice comes off


Heber City -- One of the country’s best trout fishing waters could be ice free within the next week or two.


Scott Root, regional conservation outreach manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says many of the shoreline areas at Strawberry Reservoir have open water. On April 12, the open water

extended at least 100 yards from the shore to the edge of the ice. He says anglers who have been fishing in the open water over the past two weeks have reported mostly good success.


“Two anglers in float tubes caught and released more than 30 trout by casting black marabou jigs to the edge of the ice,” Root says. “Placing the jigs where they did enticed trout that were lurking

under the edge of the ice.”


Root says another angler reported catching a 7-pound cutthroat trout. “Though some anglers have reported slow to fair success,” he says, “most anglers have been very pleased with their success rates.”


To catch trout at Strawberry over the next couple of weeks, Root says you should cast white tube jigs or other lures that imitate a minnow. “Several anglers are using their float tubes and kick boats to get

closer to the edge of the ice,” he says. “Most of those anglers are using wooly bugger fly patterns or leech patterns.”


Root says anglers who are fishing from the shore with bait are also finding some success. “If you’re not having success,” he says, “try a different technique or location.”


Strawberry Reservoir is just off U.S. Highway 40, about 25 miles southeast of Heber City.


Special rules


As you visit Strawberry over the next few weeks, please remember that the following rules are in place to keep plenty of cutthroat trout in the reservoir:


● You can have four trout and kokanee salmon in your daily limit. But not more than two of those fish can be cutthroat trout under 15 inches long. And not more than one of the fish can be a cutthroat over

22 inches in length.


● All cutthroat trout from 15 to 22 inches long must be released immediately.


● Trout and salmon cannot be filleted, and their heads or tails cannot be removed in the field or while transporting the fish from the field to other locations.


More information


More information about the fishing regulations at Strawberry is available on page 31 of the 2012 Utah Fishing Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.


Also, a Web page at the DWR’s website – www.wildlife.utah.gov/strawberry -- is filled with information about fishing at Strawberry.


One of the items you’ll find on the Web page is a brochure that has photos and illustrations that will help you tell the difference between the rainbow trout and Bear Lake cutthroat trout that are in the



You can get the latest fishing report for Strawberry at www.wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.


If you have questions about fishing at Strawberry, call the DWR’s Strawberry Reservoir field office at (435) 649-9368 or its Central Region office at (801) 491-5678.

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