Where to Fish Fossil Lake


Fish were attempting to spawn in '05 in inlets. High use. Lots of flat places to camp if you like wind. D Fischer - '97 good fishing 10-14'ers. Beano heard fishing was good in '96 Avg. Size in '89 might have decreased. Reproduction?. Adjust stocking rate and frequency. Plants were cut to 10,000 to see whether growth rates improve. Plenty of fish of appropriate sizes in '96. Dennis Hagenston 8/28/89 10-12" CT's. 6 CT's netted in '81, 8.1-15.0" ave. 10.5. Lundberg '00 - fish up to 16". 3 year freq. CT's planted '67, '70, '72, '77, '80, '83, '86, '89, '92, '95. Fish in '03 were angled. 32 ct'89 6.6-13.0" ave. 9.9". Beano says repro. Occuring, marcuson thought not. 2012 FWP survey 12 YCT caught netting 5 hrs. also angled 19.

Size 164.7 acres
Elevation 9895.76 ft.
Directions Easily reached By Trail from cooke city or east Rosebud Lake. This is the most heavily used trail in the beartooths.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 08S 16E 31
Latitude/Longitude 45.092 -109.7905
FWP Region Region 5 
County Carbon
Fishing District Central
Type: MTNLAKE
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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
2015 444 222
2013 97 97
2009 189 110

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