Adams-McGill Reservoir at Kirch WMA (Sunnyside)

Adams-McGill Reservoir is located on the Kirch Wildlife Management area (formerly Sunnyside). The land was purchased by the state in April of 1959 from Ervin Hendrix who purchased it from the Adams-McGill Company in 1943. The area was mainly acquired for its wetland values for waterfowl.

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Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Fishing has been good overall. Adams-McGill is producing10- top 12-inch rainbows for anglers using Rooster Tails and dark-colored Woolly Buggers. Small lures and flies with red and gold colorations are a good option for trout this time of year. The bass and crappie bites are starting to pick up at Cold Springs and Haymeadow.

Adams-McGill Reservoir at Kirch WMA Angler Information Guide


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
2002Rainbow Trout9.304-18-20248330
4092Rainbow Trout8.604-27-20238330
4238Rainbow Trout8.704-26-20234238

Pertinent Information

The reservoir is 785 surface acres at full capacity, sits at an elevation on 5,154 feet, and has a maximum water depth of 10 feet. A selfsustaining largemouth bass fishery exists in the reservoir as well as a put-andtake rainbow trout fishery. Bass angling is slow until the water temperature reaches 60°F, which occurs around mid-May. Fishing continues to be good through October when the cooler water temperature influences angler success. Trout fishing picks up in February and is good through June, slows down in summer, and increases again in mid-September through November. Largemouth bass generally average 12 inches and rainbow trout 15 inches. Artificial lures (rubber worms and spinner baits) are the most popular bass bait. Camping is permitted at Dave Deacon Campground located about two miles west of the reservoir. The campground has pit toilets, potable water, an RV dumpsite, but minimal shade.