Echo Canyon Reservoir

Echo Canyon Reservoir was constructed in 1969 in the Meadow Valley Wash, approximately 10 miles downstream from Eagle Valley Reservoir in Lincoln County. The reservoir is located within Echo Canyon State Park.

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Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Summer temperatures are increasing seasonal vegetation growth along the shorelines and making fishing difficult. Largemouth bass have been hitting on imitation craws, plastic worms and grubs in dark colors. Green or root beer color tube baits, small jigs and nightcrawler pieces fished below a bobber are catching crappie. The bobber helps to keep one’s bait above the vegetation. Anglers have had better success early in the day and late in the afternoon once the heat subsides and shadows return to the water.

Echo Canyon Reservoir Angler Information Guide


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
5519Rainbow Trout 9.004-12-202426293
5500Rainbow Trout 9.004-11-202420774
4264Rainbow Trout 9.910-17-202315274
5390Rainbow Trout8.704-12-202311010
5620Rainbow Trout8.704-11-20235620

Pertinent Information

The reservoir covers 70 surface acres to a maximum depth of 27 feet. The sport fishery comprises rainbow and brown trout, white crappie, largemouth bass, and black bullhead. Anglers catch white crappie averaging about 8 inches and largemouth bass about 9 inches. Unstable water levels and a short growing season lead to fish being small, but occasionally large fish are caught. Anglers generally use Power Bait for trout, although lures and flies work equally well. Crappies take small worms, flies, and jigs. Largemouth can be caught with spinner baits, crank baits, flies, and worms (both rubber and live). Echo Canyon State Park has campsites with water, ramadas, grills, tables, flush toilets, and an RV dump station. The boat ramp becomes available at a high water level, but boats can be launched from shore when the water level drops. Summer temperatures may reach 90°F, while you might experience snow in the winter.