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Friday, May 4, 2012

Canoeing and Fishing at Adams Reservoir

A few weeks ago we took our canoe out on Adams Reservoir.  We had a great time.  Adams Reservoir is my new favorite community fishing pond.  It's not as close as the Kaysville Ponds are to me, but it's a lot quieter and less crowded.  It's also a lot more scenic. 
We had two canoes in our group, so we went out on the lake and had canoe races and splashed around.  We tried to canoe as fast as we could and also tried to get as close as we could to some seagulls.  The birds wanted nothing to do with us and took off when we still were a ways away.
Back on shore we saw a bunch of big tadpoles. They were HUGE tadpoles.  Right before I put this one back in the water, I noticed some very small legs beginning to sprout near the base of his tail. 
We also did a little fishing and caught several rainbow trout.  The biggest was about 14 inches.  I've noticed that the average size seems to be a little bigger here than at the other ponds.  This might change though as time goes by and more people bring them home. 
We brought 4 home and they made some beautiful fillets.  YUM! 
Launching a canoe is currently easiest from the west side near the dam.  A road is being put in on the NE corner that may end up with that being easiest access.  We really liked canoeing around the submerged trees and timber on the east side of the lake.  Tons of fun!

Nearest City: Layton, UT
Location: East Gordon Avenue
Time Needed: Varies
Difficulty: Easy
Kid Friendly: Yes
Additional Info:  Thanks to Kays Creek Irrigation Company for opening up this great resource to the public!