Conditions last updated: 08/24/2016
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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Latest fishing report
Fishing for all species is good right now. Walleye around 16 to 25 inches have been fairly plentiful with a few larger fish in the mix. Some anglers are targeting fish at night using crankbaits, while others are having success with jigging. For rainbows, try trolling pop gear or crankbaits at various water depths, or bottom fish worms or PowerBait. Bass fishing is still good as well; fish continue to hold in shallower waters along the shore. Anglers report good shore fishing for bass and walleye casting and retrieving jigs along the bottom. Perch reports are few and far between, but anglers appear to be able to find small schools of fish in Rabbit Gulch and north of the boat ramp. The netting we completed in July indicated a downturn in perch numbers, and that has been somewhat reflective of the angler reports this year to date. Rainbow trout fishing should pick up with upcoming cooler weather patterns.
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. (Updated 08-24-2016)
- 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.
- 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.