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
Angler reports vary daily and by species. Walleye fishing has been fairly productive once fish can be located. Bass fishing is slowing down, however since they are bulking up for winter they are still catchable. If you're targeting bass, try fishing in 20–30 feet of water with jigs or crawfish patterns; remember to work slowly as they are less likely to exert extra energy this time of year. Trout activity is beginning to improve with cooler temps. Anglers have had success trolling crankbaits, squid and dodgers as well as spoons and worms. Want to help us out with a walleye population estimate at Starvation? Catch a walleye with a metal jaw tag between Sept. 13 and Oct. 28 — and bring the tag to the Starvation ranger station OR to Natalie Boren at the Division's Vernal office — and you'll receive a prize. For more information, please call the DWR office at 435-781-9453. (Last updated 10-17-2016)
- 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.