Matt Warner

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Mountain reservoir surrounded by sagebrush. Primitive camping allowed near reservoir. The drive in has good wildlfie viewing opportunities for deer, grouse, golden eagles and other birds of prey. Whirling disease exists in nearby waters. Please sterilize waders and other gear. Don't clean fish or dump fish parts from fish taken in other waters.

Latest fishing report

On July 20, we received reports of a blue-green algae bloom. The Department of Environmental Quality reports varying levels of toxins in the water. Warning signs have been issued by Tri-County Health Department and have been posted around the lake. These blooms may result in potential fish kills and water that contains toxins that could affect animals and humans. If you come across dead fish, please report it to the Division's Vernal office. The public is advised to stay out of the water, and if you come into contact with the water, make sure to wash the exposed areas with clean water. Anglers reported good fishing for rainbow trout last week, but catch rates may decrease over the coming weeks. The Fishing with the Fox tagged fish contest ends Aug. 15 and Matt Warner is one of three spots where you can catch tagged fish. If you catch a tagged fish, register it online. (Last update 08-14-18)


  • Location: Uinta County
  • Directions: From Vernal, take Hwy 191 turn east on 500 N, drive about 22 miles to coral with gravel road and turn left. Drive 4 miles and turn right (north) at T. Travel about 2 miles to see reservoir.
  • Type: Fishing
  • Size: 433 acres
  • Elevation: 7,550 feet
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Likely catch: Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Brook Trout, Tiger Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: Boat ramp, toilets
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