Red Fleet Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Fishing for rainbows, bluegill and bass has been fair to good. The colder weather shut down the bass and bluegill fishing, but the recent stretch of warmer days improved anglers' success. Walleye fishing is slow, but anglers are occasionally catching a larger fish. For bluegill, use small jigs, spoons or baits. For bass, try the same things you would for bluegill, but larger. For trout, you'll want to try worms, mealworms, salmon eggs, artificial baits, flies, brightly colored spoons, crayfish-colored jigs and fish-colored crankbaits. When you're bottom fishing, use a marshmallow or floating bait to float your bait roughly 18 to 24 inches from the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds and make it easier for the fish to find.


  • Location: Uintah County
  • Directions: Red Fleet Reservoir is located 20 minutes north of Vernal along Highway 191
  • Type: State park
  • Size: 520 Acres
  • Elevation: 5,600 feet
  • Hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
  • Possible catch: Brown Trout, Green Sunfish
  • 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 hadicapped facilities
  • Site description: Red Fleet Reservoir sits in a rugged red rock setting, with sandstone cliffs and the Uinta Mountains as a backdrop. Red Fleet is known for the petroglyphs that adorn the surrounding area and for dinosaur footprints set in the sandstone. Red Fleet Reservoir has tested positive for quagga mussels. Learn more about these destructive mussels and how to decontaminate your boat.

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