Directions: Porcupine Reservoir also known as “The Pig” to locals, is located in Cache County, Utah. From Paradise, Utah take Highway 165 south for about 7.5 miles.

Fish Species: Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout.

Fishing Regulations: Updated for the 2020 fishing season. Open to underwater spearfishing for game fish from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Unless otherwise noted, you may use spearfishing to take any legal species within the daily limits. Limit 12 trout and salmon, only 4 may be rainbow, cutthroat or brown trout (a combined total). To take 12 fish, you must possess at least 8 salmon. Anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30. Operating a boat above a wakeless speed is prohibited.

East Fork Little Bear River. From Porcupine Dam downstream to the Avon-Paradise road (SR-165), second stream crossing below reservoir.• Limit 2 trout and salmon (a combined total).• Artificial flies and lures only.

Fish Stocked Since 2002: Mostly Rainbow Trout and some Kokanee

Other Info: Porcupine Reservoir is listed on the Utah Fish Advisory for high levels of mercury in Brown Trout.

Dam History:
Elevation 5397 crest of dam – 5225 base of dam

In late fall of 1962 a dream that was fifty years in the making was finally realized. this dream was the “Porcupine Dam”. Construction contracted by the Strong Company of Springville, Utah, began on July 5 1961 at a cost of $533.546. It was financed by the Utah Water and Power Board (now the Utah Division of Water Resources), Utah Fish and Game Department, Department of Agriculture, and the newly formed Porcupine Reservoir Company.

The first Dam if its size in Utah, it called for one million cubic yards of earth fill and contained 12,800 acre feet of water making possible the irrigation of 3,000 acres that had never before seen water.

In the fall of 1998, extensive rennovations were begun in order to bring the reservoir up to current state dam safety standards. The renovations were completed by Gilbert Western Company of West Jordan, Utah in the spring of 1999 at a cost of apporximately $5.5 million.

Nearby Areas to Fish: Hyrum Reservoir, Mantua Reservoir, Deseret Land and Livestock, Pineview Reservoir, Willard Bay, Cutler Reservoir,

Were You Looking For: Porcupine Reservoir, Summit County (private Property)