Dacey Reservoir

– Dacey Reservoir is located on the Kirch Wildlife Management Area (formerly Sunnyside). The reservoir was constructed in the early 1960’s primarily as a water storage area for regulating Dacey Marsh downstream.

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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.


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
4504Rainbow Trout9.706-22-20224504
5538Rainbow Trout8.410-18-202210042

Pertinent Information

The reservoir is 185 surface acres at full capacity and is managed at a high, stable level to maintain a natural bass fishery and waterfowl nesting area. Trout experience excellent growth with many over 12 inches. Largemouth bass fishing is slow until water temperatures reach 60°F, which occurs about mid-May and continues through October. Spinner baits and rubber worms are the most commonly used lures for bass. As the water temperature cools, bass fishing declines and rainbow trout fishing picks up. If ice becomes thick enough to support anglers, ice fishing can be good for catching trout. Rainbow trout baits prefer chasing spinners, and flies. Dacey Reservoir has a rough, unimproved boat ramp, which is not suitable for larger trailered boats. Camping is allowed at Dave Deacon Campground located four miles northwest of the reservoir.