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The Strawberry River is a tributary to Strawberry Reservoir
It has a population of Bear Lake Cutthroat Trout
migrated from the reservoir into the stream. The trout also spawn here as well, and some of those spawners
are captured by the DWR and their eggs are harvested to be raised in state fish hatcheries.
This water has some strict regulations, including some sections closed all year, and the rest being closed
part of the year to protect spawning Cutthroat Trout and Kokanee Salmon, as well as artificial flies and
lures only restrictions, so be sure to check the current fishing proclamation before you go.
Also, don't overlook the river below Strawberry Reservoir, where it flows in the Uinta Basin. This river has
some excellent fishing and lots of solitude.
Strawberry River from Strawberry Reservoir upstream to USFS Road,124
(Bull Springs Road):
CLOSED TO FISHING ALL YEAR (Note: This road begins about two miles west of the Forest
Service Visitor Center on US-40 heading south.
Strawberry River and its tributaries upstream from USFS Road 124 (Bull Springs Road) to its headwaters:
Closed to fishing May 15 through 6:00 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of July, and Sept. 1 through 6:00 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday
- CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY (all fish must be immediately released, fishing with fish in possession is illegal)
- ARTIFICIAL FLIES AND LURES ONLY (use or possession of bait while fishing is illegal)
Make sure to wear dull colors so as to not prematurely spook fish in this clear, high-elevation stream.
Polarized sunglasses can also be very helpful in reducing glare on the water so that you can spot trout
in the water easier.