Steinaker Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Anglers reported fair to good fishing in between windstorms for rainbows, bass and bluegill. The reservoir is quite low, so watch for submerged sandbars, humps and rocks. The trout are moving deeper to avoid the warmer waters that are attracting the bass and bluegill. Try fishing deep with trout baits and deep-diving lures. Try rocky points for bass and the flats (or off the dam in 20-25 feet of water) for 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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