Red Fleet Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: The rotenone treatment to remove all fish was completed in October. In November, hatcheries stocked it with eight-inch cutthroat and rainbow trout, and five-inch wipers. Division plans call for roughly one million walleye fry to be stocked by hatcheries next spring, in addition to more wipers and tiger trout (all top predators). Mountain whitefish, black crappie, yellow perch and fathead minnows (as prey species) will be stocked as they become available in 2016. The whitefish, crappie and perch are also catchable species and will supply faster fishing opportunities than the top predators. Colorado River cutthroat trout will continue to be stocked in Bush Creek (which flows into Red Fleet), so some of these fish and the natural reproducing brown trout found in Brush Creek should provide additional fishing opportunities.


  • 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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