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Description (Edit This)
This popular reservoir is located on the south slope of the Uinta
Mountains. It is accessible via a good gravel road and it features a
paved boat ramp. It is one of our more accessible and productive Uinta
Guides (Edit This)
Nearby Lodges (Edit This)
- Strawberry Bay
- LC Ranch
- Falcon's Ledge
Location (Edit This)
North of US 40, between Strawberry Reservoir and the town of
Duchesne. From Strawberry continue east on Hwy 40 to the obvious sign
marking the turnoff to Currant Creek. Follow the maintained gravel road
north to the reservoir.
To get to the campground and boat ramp, you must follow the gravel road
almost all of the way around the reservoir, to the west side.
- 100 miles from Salt Lake City
- 36 miles from Strawberry
Primary Species (Edit This)
Cutthroat and rainbow trout
Special Regulations (Edit This)
No special regulation on the reservoir - statewide limits and regs apply.
Currant Creek (the stream below the reservoir) is restricted to artificial flies and lures only, with a 2-trout limit.
Seasonal Factors (Edit This)
Because of its high elevation, in mountainous terrain, this
reservoir freezes early in the winter and thaws late in the spring.
Ice-off normally occurs in May. Fishing is usually good to very good
during the first weeks after the ice comes off, and action holds up
well through the summer.
Shore fishing is productive in the early spring, summer and fall,
when surface water is cool. During the hottest part of summer the fish
move deep to find more favorable temperatures and so shore fishing
slows, but trout can still be caught using techniques to target deeper
Success often becomes very good in fall, when fish feed voraciously to put on weight for the coming winter.
Ice fishing is usually good to very good at the reservoir. The
access road is normally plowed up to the dam. Access can be a problem
during and immediately after storms (it may be a few days after a storm
before the road is plowed).
Lures and Techniques (Edit This)
The cutts and rainbows here common readily take jigs and
minnow-imitating lures. Trolling, casting and jigging are all
productive. The fish will also take standard baits (night crawlers,
Powerbait). Fly fishermen do well working leech, bugger and damsel
patterns near the surface during the early morning and late evening
Ice fishermen find success fishing jigs and ice flies tipped with bait.