Trout Fishing at Cold Creek Reservoir


Cold Creek Reservoir is still at 90% of capacity with rainbow trout and tiger trout being caught in the 10-to-12-inch range.  There is potential for some trout to be larger, however, they have not had too long to grow following the 2021 draw down of the reservoir to fix the outlet structure.  Anglers will do well fishing for trout using a variety of spinners, nightcrawlers, and PowerBait.  Flyfishers can match the hatch and use damsel fly patterns, midge patterns, or wooly buggers.  With the water levels up, largemouth bass ranging from 4″-8″ have been seen cruising the shallows.  There is a limited black bass fishery and anglers are encouraged to catch and release these bass to help improve the fishery.