Ask any angler and they will tell you that Strawberry Reservoir is Utah’s most important trout fishery. More people cast their hooks into it’s cool water than in any other lake in Utah. Their are a number of important factors which contribute to Strawberry Reservoir’s trout producing muscle power such as:
1. optimum feed production
2. perfect climate for Trout habitat
3. premium spawning habitat for trout.
Strawberry Reservoir is home to three species of sport fish: Bear Lake Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon. These fish are abundant and big in Strawberry Reservoir.
To make the most out of your next Trout fishing trip at Strawberry Reservoir, use these 10 trout fishing tips when you fish Strawberry Reservoir and you’ll always catch more fish than you’ll ever be able to take home!
1. Fish early morning or early evening. This is when the trout are most actively feeding at Strawberry Reservoir.
2. Monitor the lake water temperature. Keep in mind that when the water temperature at Strawberry Reservoir rises above 70 degrees, trout seek cooler water. That means, you’ll only find them in shaded or deeper areas.
3. When the temperatures get too warm, fish the shaded pockets of water at Strawberry Reservoir.
4. Use a boat on Strawberry Reservoir. In the summer, fishing from a boat at Strawberry allows you to reach the deeper water where the fish hideout while seeking cooler conditions. If you don’t have a boat, you can rent one at Strawberry Bay Marina.
5. Using a fish finder will tell you where the trout are and also it will tell you and how deep they are at Strawberry Reservoir.
6. It’s a fact that trout have a keen sense of smell, and they won’t bite your hook if your lure or bait carries an unnatural odor. To remedy this, simply rub dirt or grass on your hands to eliminate unnatural odors. You could even clean a fish you catch, to get that scent on your hands.
7. Trout spook at shadows. Trout notice things that move, including your shadow. So when casting your line, cast it in the opposite direction, away from your shadow.
8. Trout have a very keen sense of vision and they can see through the water remarkably well. So when you venture out to fish, be sure to wear clothing which is less apt to cause you to stand out against your background. Wear only drab colored clothing.
9. Monitor the weather and the moon phases and brightness. Only fish when trout are most active. When the moon is bright, fish are active, which tends to reduce their daytime feeding activity.
10. Using gang hooks allows you to present the live bait in a more natural manner.