Red Fleet Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Fishing has been good for rainbows and bass. We are also hearing that bluegill are in the shallows and supplying some fast fishing. Fishing is slow for small walleye, although anglers occasionally catch larger fish. If you're fishing for bluegill, think small: jigs, spoons or small baits. For bass, much the same as bluegill, just larger. For trout, try baits (like worms, mealworms, salmon eggs or artificial baits), flies, brightly colored spoons, crayfish-colored jigs or fish-colored crankbaits. When bottom fishing, use a marshmallow or floating bait to float your bait roughly 18–24 inches from the bottom. This will keep your worm above the mud and weeds and make it easier for the fish to find. The water level is back to normal as a result of spring rain.


  • 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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