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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, tiger trout, kokanee salmon and tiger muskie at Starvation Lake in Utah.

Starvation Lake, UT

Monster walleye swim in the fertile waters of Starvation Lake, a 2,800-acre lake at Duchesne. Also residing here in good size and numbers are bass, kokanee, trout and muskie.

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Starvation Lake, also known as Starvation Reservoir, is located in the northeastern part of Utah, near the town of Duchesne. It is a large reservoir that offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities, making it a popular destination for anglers from all over the state.

The lake is well-known for its excellent trout fishing, with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brown trout being the primary species sought after by fishermen. These trout species thrive in the cool and clear waters of Starvation Lake, providing anglers with the chance to catch some sizeable and healthy fish.

Another popular fish species found in Starvation Lake is kokanee salmon. Kokanee are landlocked sockeye salmon and are known for their vibrant red color and delicious taste. Anglers can target kokanee salmon during certain times of the year when they are more active near the surface.

Starvation Lake is also home to smallmouth bass, walleye, and tiger muskie. Smallmouth bass and walleye fishing can be particularly exciting during the warmer months, as they become more active and can be found in various parts of the reservoir.

One of the major attractions of fishing at Starvation Lake is the opportunity to catch tiger muskie. These elusive and aggressive predators are a hybrid species, a cross between a northern pike and a muskellunge. Catching a tiger muskie is a real trophy for any angler, and Starvation Lake is known for producing some impressive specimens.

The reservoir's location in the Uinta Basin provides a scenic backdrop for anglers to enjoy while fishing. The surrounding landscape features rolling hills, mountain vistas, and a variety of wildlife, creating a beautiful and tranquil setting for fishing trips.

The best time for fishing at Starvation Lake depends on the species you are targeting. Spring and fall are generally good times for trout fishing, while summer is ideal for smallmouth bass, walleye, and tiger muskie. Kokanee salmon are more active in the summer months, providing an additional fishing opportunity.

With its diverse fish population and scenic surroundings, Starvation Lake offers an exceptional fishing experience for both seasoned anglers and beginners looking to enjoy the outdoors and reel in some impressive catches.

There are 23 miles of shoreline on this six-mile long lake. Starvation State Park offers nice facilities for camping and day use activities. RV hookups are available as well. Access to the water for fishing from the bank is available at campgrounds, around the boat landing, and via roads and trails scattered around the lake. A concrete boat launch ramp is located between Beach Campground and Mountain View Campground, mid lake just west of the dam.

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Primary fish species residing in Starvation Lake

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Smallmouth bass Walleye Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Brown trout Kokanee Salmon Tiger Muskie

Starvation Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Starvation State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off W Starvation State Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lakeside RV Campground - 435 823-2244

Knight Hollow Campground - 435 738-2326

Mountain View Campground - 435 738-2326

Indian Bay Campground - 435 738-2326

Beach Campground - 435 738-2326

Starvation Lake UT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Starvation Lake
Starvation State Park
24220 W 7655 S State Park Rd
Duchesne, UT 84021
435 738-2326


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