Starvation Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Fair
  • Conditions: Anglers slow to fair fishing for rainbows, bass, walleye and small yellow perch from the shore or a boat. The best time to fish is during morning hours. Try a worm and marshmallow or worm and floating PowerBait from shore, or use deep-diving lures for trout. Try casting into the rocky points or bottom bouncing across the flats for bass and walleye. Most of the walleye are small and you can help the fishery by taking them home. Use caution during windy afternoons, because the wind can generate large waves quickly. The state park is adding a number of improvements to the campgrounds and facilities. On June 28, the state park opened its new 3D archery range.


  • 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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