If you like to fish then Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation is the place to come for your next fishing adventure. Starvation Reservoir is one of the premier walleye fisheries in the state with numerous larger fish over 10 pounds being pulled from its clear waters each year. Four or more fishing tournaments are held annually with the Walleye Classic being the most popular. The reservoir is also home to Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, carp, and a few chubs. Kokanee Salmon were planted in 2016, 2017, and 2018 on an experimental basis and have done well.
Some anglers have mentioned that maybe Starvation Reservoir got its name from the fishing as they have found it can be really slow. Rangers have observed that it is almost always feast or famine. Our advice is, if one species of fish is not biting there is a good chance that another is. And, the more time you spend here the more you will realize just how good the fishing can be as you take home limits of fish every time you come.
Here are some useful links:
DWR fishing report
Need a fishing license?
Having a hard time catching walleye? Watch this video (Spring 2015 Walleye Seminar).