Where to Fish Desolation Lake


FWP crew day set in 2020 found no sign of fish. The 2015 sample was collected with a 5.5 hour daytime gill net set. In 2015, one of the 33 fish sample was obtained by 6 hours of angling. Fish were challenging to catch with angling.

Size: 31.4 acres
Elevation: 10,194.2 ft
Directions: About 14 miles from Kersey Lake. Hike to Russel then head northeast or use the Ivy Lake Jeep Trail trailhead.
Status of the Fishery:
Township/Range/Section: 09S 16E 2
Latitude/Longitude: 45.06738 -109.71639
FWP Region: Region 5 
County: Carbon
Fishing District: Central
Type: MTNLAKE
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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 Agency
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