Starvation Reservoir

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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.

Latest fishing report

The reservoir water level is at 73 percent and dropping, with water temperatures hovering around 68 degrees. Anglers are reporting some of the best fishing of the year for all species! Biologists are encouraging anglers to plan campouts at the reservoir and to target the smaller walleye. We recommend using the same technique as from a boat (jighead and worm) and just fish in the evening and after the sun goes down. We encourage anglers to harvest these small walleye to help balance the fishery and produce healthier populations. Try using bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers if you're targeting walleye. For smallmouth bass, fish the rock edges. Biologists have been conducting surveys and have found high densities of smaller walleye. If you catch crappie, consider voluntarily releasing them so this population can become established. Remember, anglers may not possess kokanee salmon from Sept. 10 through Nov. 30. (Last update 08-14-18)


  • 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, Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee
  • 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.