Adams-McGill Reservoir

Adams-McGill Reservoir is located on the Kirch Wildlife Management area (formerly Sunnyside). The land was purchased by the state in April of 1959 from Ervin Hendrix who purchased it from the Adams-McGill Company in 1943. The area was mainly acquired for its wetland values for waterfowl.

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Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

There have been no recent reports from the management area. While fishing can be difficult in some areas due to weather changes, spring is a great time to try your luck. The trout in the reservoirs are hungry and take a variety of flies and hardware. PowerBait and worms are reliable on Adams-McGill and Haymeadow. Dacey is the place for spinners and plastics.


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Pertinent Information

The reservoir is 785 surface acres at full capacity, sits at an elevation on 5,154 feet, and has a maximum water depth of 10 feet. A selfsustaining largemouth bass fishery exists in the reservoir as well as a put-andtake rainbow trout fishery. Bass angling is slow until the water temperature reaches 60°F, which occurs around mid-May. Fishing continues to be good through October when the cooler water temperature influences angler success. Trout fishing picks up in February and is good through June, slows down in summer, and increases again in mid-September through November. Largemouth bass generally average 12 inches and rainbow trout 15 inches. Artificial lures (rubber worms and spinner baits) are the most popular bass bait. Camping is permitted at Dave Deacon Campground located about two miles west of the reservoir. The campground has pit toilets, potable water, an RV dumpsite, but minimal shade.