Famous for its abundance of large, aggressive rainbow trout, Strawberry has been Utah’s favorite ‘fishing hole’ for more than 60 years. A designated Blue Ribbon Fishery, fishing at Strawberry Bay has never been more exciting with anglers routinely catching three to six-pound fish with larger ones tipping the scales at fifteen pounds or more. For many, battling the big fish at Strawberry is the ultimate fishing experience.
With more than 19,000 acres of beautiful mountain waters, you will be able to find your piece of fishing paradise and enjoy all that the breathtaking scenery has to offer. Accessible by casting from the shore, by float tube, or by boat, the fishing options are endless. Plus, Strawberry Bay’s expert fishing guides can be an excellent resource to help you catch the big one. After all, the Utah record trout was caught at Strawberry and weighed 26.5 pounds.
Strawberry Bay has four distinct seasons that allow for a variety of fishing experiences. From fishing from a float tube in the summer and taking in the cool mountain air or using your auger to drill through the ice and pitch a shed. Strawberry Bay will keep you coming back to experience life at the Bay all year long.
Did you know? The Utah record trout was caught at Strawberry in 1930 and weighed 26.5 pounds? The state record kokanee salmon was also caught at Strawberry in 1995, weighing in at 6 pounds! Let our expert guides take you out and help you catch the big one.
ALL GUIDED TRIPS WILL HAVE AN 18% GRATUITY ADDED AT TIME OF BOOKING. ALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE CHARGED UP FRONT. GUIDED EXCURSIONS INCLUDE GUIDE, BOAT, MOTOR, FUEL, GEAR, TACKLE & BAIT. TAX NOT INCLUDED.
Monster rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon reward the knowledgeable angler. Whether you prefer to wade or fish from shore, from a float tube, or from a boat, all approaches work well.
Find an old stream channel at the very head of one of the many small bays with inlet streams. Cast along this channel with black or olive wooly buggers or small muddler minnows.
A great deal of Strawberry is very deep and combining fish-finders and downriggers consistently leads to success.
Troll with Strawberry wobblers, Rapalas, or Flatfish. Pop gear and a worm still works great, too.
Many anglers prefer float tubes since they can access most water and can be very quiet.
Strawberry Reservoir yields wonderful ice fishing results from the time the ice forms in November until it goes out in April, with safe ice generally reliable from January to March. Always carefully check ice conditions before venturing out on the lake—ask us at the Strawberry Bay Marina Market and we will be glad to give you the most updated information.
One of the most exciting times to fish Strawberry is when the ice is partially gone. Cast a fly or a lure onto the edge of the ice, drag it back off into the water, allow it to sink, and watch the hungry fish go after that Spring treat!
Kokanee salmon spawn in the Fall beginning in September in schools in front of the small tributaries. If you catch one there are more nearby.
Small flashy lures or flies work best when the kokanee are spawning.