Steinaker Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Anglers report fair to good fishing for rainbows, bass and bluegill, whether they're fishing from the shore or a boat. Worms and artificial baits are working well from shore, and crankbaits, brightly colored spoons and crayfish-colored jigs are producing for shore anglers and boaters. Most fish are deep, even the bluegill are down around 30 feet. The trout are mostly active in the cooler hours of early mornings and evenings. The water level has risen, but still remains low enough to expose rocks and sandbars. Try fishing off the rocks and dam around 30 feet down to locate the schools of bluegill.


  • Location: Uintah County
  • Directions: Located 15 minutes north of Vernal on Higway 191
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 823 acres
  • Elevation: 5,300 feet
  • Hours: Park open 6 a.m. to 10 p
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
  • Possible catch: Brown Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Boat ramp, campground, restrooms, fish cleaning station
  • Handicap access: There are no ADA facilities
  • Site description: Steinaker Reservoir is a beautiful State Park located at the foot of the Uinta Mountains. The park has camp sites, restrooms,water, boat ramp and a fish cleaning station. Steinaker has very good rainbow trout, largemouth bass and bluegill fishing. Trophy size brown trout are also caught at Steinaker every year. Steinaker is also a popular swimming, boating and ice fishing water.

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