Where to Fish Surprise Lake


This lake was producing the trophy fishery as intended. We've stopped its 8 year stocking rotation to account for the natural reproduction. FWP sampled in 2017. Caught 4 YCT in a 4.5 hr net set and 4 YCT with 1 hr of angling. Last 2 FWP surveys caught YCT 6-14 inches

Size 7.1 acres
Elevation 9922.0 ft.
Directions Long Lake toward lady of the lake then n to Broadwater River up n side of Skytop Creek to Aero Creek. Then s to cliff-sliver-moccasin-weasel-surprise.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 08S 15E 35
Latitude/Longitude 45.0878 -109.83146
FWP Region Region 5 
County Park
Fishing District Central
Type: MTNLAKE

Main Contact

Absaroka Beartooth - Region 5

Absaroka Beartooth
Region 5


Manager

Ken Frazer
Fisheries Manager
kfrazer@mt.gov
(406) 247-2961
Absaroka Beartooth
Region 5

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Waterbody Section Field Form Type Date Purpose Species
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Species Count Avg StdDev Min Max AvgWgt StdDevWgt MinWeight S/L Sects Surveys Waterbody
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Waterbody Section Species Count AveLength StdDevLength MinLength MaxLength AveWeight StdDevWeight MinWeight MaxWeight
For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
Waterbody Year Section Species Count AveLength StdDevLength MinLength MaxLength AveWeight StdDevWeight MinWeight MaxWeight
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2015 497 497
2011 59 59

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