Starvation Reservoir

Fishing report

  • Rating: Good
  • Conditions: Fishing is fair to good from the shore or a boat for rainbow trout. The winds removed most or all of the ice. There are floating logs and debris on the reservoir, so use caution and move slowly in your boat. Bait seems to be working better than lures or flies — especially from the shore. Try smaller, slow-moving presentations for rainbows and larger presentations for walleye. Most of the walleye are small, but you can help the fishery by taking them home. The reservoir is almost full.


  • 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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