Jordanelle Reservoir Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Two state-operated facilities provide camping, picnicking, fishing access, and a boat ramp. The Hailstone site is on the west shore of the reservoir and is reached via the Mayflower exit off US 40. Facilities at Hailstone include more than 200 camping areas, modern restrooms, showers, utility hookups, a visitor center, sandy beaches, three group-use pavilions, 41 day-use cabanas, two boat ramps (one ramp for personal watercraft), an 80-slip marina with utility hookups, fuel dispensing, marina store, and a restaurant.
Rainbow trout are the main draw at Jordanelle. The Hailstone area is traditionally the best bet for those seeking rainbows from shore. Salmon eggs and Power Bait are the top producers. In the spring and fall, many fly fishers launch float tubes from the Rock Cliff area. They strip leech patterns, bead-heads, and damselfly nymphs around the brush edges and river channel. In the summer, trolling is the best method. The fish are found from 10 to 40 feet and readily hit pop gear trailing Triple Teazers or spinners tipped with a worm. Flatfish and Rapalas can also be effective. The best colors are chartreuse, gold, rainbow, and black. Key Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass."