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Beautiful views, great fishing and a very yummy catch and cook! Check out the secret bait that caught one trout after another.
We spent a full day fishing high in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah County far up the American Fork Canyon at a beautiful high altitude mountain lake.
FROM THE UTAH DWR:
Description: Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is located up American Fork Canyon, just a few miles past Tibble Fork Reservoir. The three-mile stretch of dirt road to Silver Lake Flat is a little bumpy. Water is drawn from the reservoir throughout the summer (typically during the month of July) until it reaches the mandated conservation pool level. At this time the reservoir is much smaller, fish are more concentrated in the 100 acre-feet of water that is left in the reservoir basin the rest of the year.
Notes: Very pretty day use area and a little less crowded than Tibble Fork Reservoir. This area is prettiest before August when the reservoir is likely to be very low and drawn down for irrigation purposes. No camping allowed within 1/2 mile of the reservoir.
Location: Located up American Fork Canyon, approximately 3 miles past Tibble Fork and the entrance to Granite Flat Campground.
Directions: Take UT-144 for 2.5 miles up North Fork of American Fork Canyon, turn left onto FR-010 towards Granite Flat Reservoir for 0.7 miles and then right onto FR-008/Silver Lake Flat Road. Travel on this road for 2.5 miles and the destination will be on your right.
General Regulations: Anglers may possess a daily limit of 4 fish, anglers can catch fish using flies, bait and lures and there are no size restrictions on the fish they catch.
Likely to catch: Arctic Grayling, Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout/Bonneville, Rainbow Trout
Silver Flat Reservoir (American Fork Canyon) amenities:
Trailhead to Silver Lake in the Twin Peaks Wilderness area is located at the north end of the reservoir by the parking area just before the Silver Creek crossing.
OHV or 4WD trails
Camping is not allowed within 1/2 mile of the reservoir. There are some primitive dispersed camping areas 1/2 mile beyond the reservoir.