Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Hooking a Big One at Strawberry Reservoir
Strawberry Reservoir, created on the Strawberry River, is a lovely place to escape from the hectic pace of life on the Wasatch Front and spend the day fooling around on the lake. Fishing here is excellent for cutthroat and rainbow trout, and kokanee salmon. If fishing is not your bag, there is waterskiing, jetskiing, swimming, and relaxing by the sparkling waters. Several campgrounds dot the shore, as well as a lodge, a restaurant, and a marina. \
About 125,000 people come here every year to fish the waters, and sport fishing is increasing faster than any other activity on the Uinta National Forest. In 1988, the reservoir was transferred to the Forest Service by the Bureau of Reclamation, and since then, the Forest Service has been actively restoring the aquatic habitat, by eliminating invasive species and improving habitat for the Bonneville and Colorado cutthroat trout, and the spotted frog, all of which have been proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act.