Starvation Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Unstable ice
  • Conditions: State Parks has cancelled the fishing derby. The ice is unsafe because of the rain and warm weather. A few anglers risked the ice over the weekend and reported fair to good fishing for rainbow trout and walleye. Other anglers crossed the ice with boats and float tubes then fished the open water. They reported slower fishing than those on the ice. Try using small jigs or jigging spoons tipped with bait like worms, mealworms or cut bait. Try a larger presentation for walleye. Most of the walleye are small, but you can help the fishery by taking them home.


  • Location: Duchesne County
  • Directions: Go two miles northwest of the town of Duchesne
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 3,310 acres
  • Elevation: 5,200 Feet
  • Hours: 6 a.m .to 10 p.m.
  • Likely catch: Walleye, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout
  • Possible catch: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat 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, boat docks
  • Handicap access: There are handicapped access restrooms.
  • Site description: Starvation is a long, deep reservoir set in a panoramic valley with a view of the south slope of the Uinta Mountains. There is a large concrete boat ramp and two boat docks in the main state park and several makeshift ramps in all the larger bays. There are four camping areas around the lake run by Utah State Parks. The main park has showers and a fish cleaning station.

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