Where to Fish Bull Lake


Bull Lake is a small (8.9 acres), valley depression lake located within designated Wilderness in the Gold Creek drainage near Missoula at 6,099 ft elevation. Much of the lake shoreline was burned in a recent forest fire.

Size 8.9 acres
Elevation 6099.0 ft.
Directions Access to Boulder Lake can most easily be obtained by taking USFS Road #126 (Gold Creek Road) off of U.S. Highway 200 east of Missoula. Travel on Road #126 for ~6 miles, then USFS Road #2103 for ~ 5 miles and finally USFS Road #4323 for ~ 5 miles to the West Fork Gold Creek Trailhead. There is no trail to Bull Lake and access requires a ~ 0.6 mile hike through a recent burn with extensive downfall.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 15N 18W 26
Latitude/Longitude 47.03244 -113.8291
FWP Region Region 2 
County Missoula
Fishing District Western
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Waterbody Section Field Form Type Date Purpose Species
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Species Count Avg StdDev Min Max AvgWgt StdDevWgt MinWeight S/L Sects Surveys Waterbody
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Id Fcs Id Fnd Id Species Year Species Abbrv Length Weight M/C Count Sex Mort Hook Scar Disease Scales Otolith Fin Clip Tag Comment Genetics Age Stomach Intercept Slope Gear Equipment Trip Date Pass/Run Water Section Lat/Down Lon/Down Lat/Up Lon/Up
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2009 46 46

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There is no fish consumption advisory for this waterbody.