Jakes Creek Reservoir
Map of Jakes Creek Reservoir
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Creek Reservoir, also known as Boies Reservoir, is an irrigation impoundment developed
in 1967. The reservoir occurs on BLM and
private lands, but is entirely accessible to the public.
Creek Reservoir covers 62 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel
catfish, and an occasional native redband trout (from the upper drainage) are
found in the reservoir. The average size
of rainbow trout caught is about 12 inches, although larger fish are sometimes
caught. Successful baits include nightcrawlers,
salmon eggs, Power Bait, small spinners and spoons, and flies. Spring, early summer, and fall are the most
productive times to fish for trout. The
typical bass fishing lures such as spinner baits, crankbaits, and rubber worms
prove successful, but they are generally caught in low numbers. The entire perimeter of the reservoir is
fishable for all species and the eastside along the dam and northern shoreline
offers the easiest access. As summer
progresses, aquatic vegetation increases making fishing from shore difficult,
but using a float tube or canoe helps to get out beyond the weeds. Typically, between December and March, this
small reservoir freezes enough for ice fishing, with fair to good success for
catching trout. There are no developed
camping facilities and primitive camping space is limited.
A vessel must be operated at a speed that leaves a flat wake, but in no case may a vessel be operated at a speed in excess of 5 nautical miles per hour. There are no improved boat ramps and small boats, canoes, and float tubes are easiest to use.
From Wells, travel north 36 miles on U.S. Highway 93 then turn west onto the O’Neil Basin County Road and travel 6 miles to the reservoir.