Strawberry River Fishing Report

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The Strawberry river flows into Strawberry Reservoir and out through Soldier Creek Dam. The first 8 miles below Soldier Creek Dam are BLM land. This stretch is one of Utah's most productive brown and cutthroat trout fisheries and is accessed by a trail that runs along the north bank. The Strawberry river has a population of Bear Lake Cutthroat that have migrated from Strawberry Reservoir into the stream.

 
12 miles below Soldier Creek Dam the river runs by the Strawberry Pinnacles where it is joined by the tributaries Avintaquin Creek and Red Creek. The narrow canyon that the river runs through is characterized by high, steep cliffs and dense foliage. The river flows into Starvation Reservoir before it joins the Duchesne River east of the town of Duchesne, Utah.
 

This water upstream from USFS 124 (Bull Springs Road) to its headwaters has strict regulations, including some sections that are closed year round to protect spawning cutthrowat and Kokanee Salmon. Check current fishing regulations before you go. Below the road to the top of the reservoir is closed to fishing all year. However, don't snub your nose at the section below the reservoir. Great fishing is to be had here.
 
Strawberry Bay Campground is located on the shore of beautiful Strawberry Reservoir at an elevation of 7,200 feet. The campground is set among rolling sagebrush covered hills next to Strawberry Reservoir. Most campsites offer sweeping views of the reservoir and surrounding hills. Small pine trees dot the campground but provide very little shade.
 
Starvation Reservoir offers 3,500 acres of fishing four miles northwest of Duchesne on Highway 40. A 54 unit campground, sandy beach, modern rest rooms, showers, group-use area, and fish cleaning and sewage disposal stations are available. Primitive camping is allowed at designated areas around the reservoir.
 
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Guided Fishing Trips
$
200
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$
350
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
The Strawberry starts above Strawberry Reservoir and enters into Strawberry Reservoir. It leaves the Berry Patch and empties into Starvation Reservoir, then joins with the Duchesne ... moreRiver below the town of Duchesne and Becomes the Duchesne River. The sections I guide on are the “Wild Strawberry” from strawberry reservoir to Starvation, and Below Starvation Reservoir. Both are very different and offer a different reward to anglers.

The Wild Strawberry

Cascading down from Strawberry Reservoir the Wild Strawberry is home to beautiful mountain trout. Rainbow, Brown, and gorgeous cutthroat trout live in this little tail water and love large dry flys. Fishing season here is June till October according to snow levels. You will not find a prettier place to wet your line then this stretch of river.

Fish usually average 8-14 inch’s with fish up to 20 inches available. A pure dry dropper stream that is a blast to fish. When going here plan on leaving early to get a good section of stream to fish. The fish are very spooky and do not respond to pressure well.

Strawberry River: Below Starvation Reservoir
Being a Fly Fishing Guide you get to explore new areas to find large fish. No other place in Utah has larger Brown Trout on a consistent basis. This area Produces large fish. But beware. Many of anglers here reports and come expecting much only to get their butt kicked by these wary fish.

Sight fishing and stalking skills can be the difference between a 20 fish day and getting skunked. I will show you how to find these fish, how to approach them, what to use, and how to land a brown over 20 inches. With browns over 26″ being caught every year this area holds some true pigs.

I guide on this section of Strawberry River year round and can help you catch a large Brown Trout. It will take work and some learning, but you will not be disappointed with the results. Plan on catching 2-8 fish during the day, but at least one of those will be over 20 inch’s.
$
150
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$
260
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 100 anglers
Days:
Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Duration:
4 hours
Half Day Fishing Trip Near Park City Utah During your half day fishing trip we prefer to give you an address where you can meet us near the river or if you need to be picked up, we ... morecan accomodate that for you at no charge. We will meet you and have all your gear/waders/boots/rods etc ready for your 4 hours on the water. Our guarantee: "no fish, no pay!"
Additional Information
Source:
Wasatch Mountains
Mouth:
Duchesne River
Length:
18 miles
Latest Guide Fishing Reports
Guide Reports
The lake is almost ice free as of April 28. Docks will be going in at the marinas over the coming weeks. Rental boats are available. Roads are clear to the Renegade side of the reservoir. ... moreBe aware of floating ice sheets. The fishing has been extremely good as overwintering fish are hungry and feeding. Try dark-colored leeches, marabou jigs, jerkbaits and spinners and tip them with chub meat or Powerbait.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Friday, 13 May, 2016
Fishing Trips
The Strawberry starts above Strawberry Reservoir and enters into Strawberry Reservoir. It leaves the Berry Patch and empties into Starvation Reservoir, then joins with the Duchesne ... moreRiver below the town of Duchesne and Becomes the Duchesne River. The sections I guide on are the “Wild Strawberry” from strawberry reservoir to Starvation, and Below Starvation Reservoir. Both are very different and offer a different reward to anglers.

The Wild Strawberry

Cascading down from Strawberry Reservoir the Wild Strawberry is home to beautiful mountain trout. Rainbow, Brown, and gorgeous cutthroat trout live in this little tail water and love large dry flys. Fishing season here is June till October according to snow levels. You will not find a prettier place to wet your line then this stretch of river.

Fish usually average 8-14 inch’s with fish up to 20 inches available. A pure dry dropper stream that is a blast to fish. When going here plan on leaving early to get a good section of stream to fish. The fish are very spooky and do not respond to pressure well.

Strawberry River: Below Starvation Reservoir
Being a Fly Fishing Guide you get to explore new areas to find large fish. No other place in Utah has larger Brown Trout on a consistent basis. This area Produces large fish. But beware. Many of anglers here reports and come expecting much only to get their butt kicked by these wary fish.

Sight fishing and stalking skills can be the difference between a 20 fish day and getting skunked. I will show you how to find these fish, how to approach them, what to use, and how to land a brown over 20 inches. With browns over 26″ being caught every year this area holds some true pigs.

I guide on this section of Strawberry River year round and can help you catch a large Brown Trout. It will take work and some learning, but you will not be disappointed with the results. Plan on catching 2-8 fish during the day, but at least one of those will be over 20 inch’s.
Current Forecast
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Fishing Access Sites
This day-use access point is located on a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Anglers will find meandering stretches of river that provide great tailwater ... morefishing opportunities around every bend. No camping or fires are permitted on WMA.

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This site provides anglers with access to an area of the Strawberry River that is part of a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The access point allows ... moreanglers to access a section of the Strawberry River that contains riffle and run habitats. Some small pools are available along river bends and behind in-stream boulders. Some woody debris is present in this area. No camping or fires are allowed on this day-use WMA.

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This day-use access point provides anglers with access to shallow riffles, scour pools behind large boulders, moderately deep pools. Some woody debris increases the complexity of fish ... morehabitat in this area. A well-worn trail can be accessed from this location. The trail parallels the river for approximately 2 miles.

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This day-use access point is located on a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Anglers will find meandering stretches of river that provide great tailwater ... morefishing opportunities around every bend. No camping or fires are permitted on WMA.

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The Strawberry River is one of the best for fly fishing in Utah, hands down.
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