Starvation Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Fishing is slow for bass, fair to good for walleye and good for rainbow trout and yellow perch. Fishing is good to excellent in places like Rabbit Gulch. Trout are transitioning from a deep-water summer pattern to mid and surface waters as the days get cooler. Try fishing with crankbaits, brightly colored spoons or flashy worm rigs. Baits are working — especially from the shore under the bridge. For walleye and an occasional bass, fish on the bottom or cast deep into the rocks. Most of the bass and walleye are small, so you can help the fishery by taking home your limit. For perch, look for schools in relatively shallow waters, around 10 to 15 feet, or in deeper waters over 20 feet. The water level is high for this time of year.


  • 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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