Where to Fish Upper Branham Lakes

Upper Branham Lakes


Size 18.5 acres
Elevation 8,795 ft.
Directions From Highway 287, turn onto Mill Creek Road in Sheridan and head east. Mill Creek Road becomes USFS Road 111 and goes right to Branham Lakes.
Status of the Fishery Both Upper and Lower Branham Lakes have abundant self-sustaining populations of Brook trout. Sampling in 2018 found the average size of Brook Trout to be 9 inches with not many getting much larger than that.
Township/Range/Section 4S 3W 5
Latitude/Longitude 45.51877 -111.99174
FWP Region Region 3 
County Madison
Fishing District Central
Owner: Forest Service
(406)-683-3900
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Office

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Type: MTNLAKE
Notes: Branham Lake have ample shore fishing opportunities for high numbers of aggressive Brook trout. These fish can be caught on a variety of gear.
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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
2015 372 263
2013 371 262
2011 466 202
2009 115 81
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