Where to Fish Cliff Lake

Cliff Lake


Cliff Lake is a large (40.8 acres), very deep (180 ft), glacial cirque lake located near the Idaho border at the top of the Dry Creek drainage at 5,927 ft elevation. The lake lies on the Lolo National Forest (Superior Ranger District).

Size 40.8 acres
Elevation 5927.0 ft.
Directions The easiest access to Cliff Lake is to take USFS Road #342 southwest from Interstate Highway 90. Just past mile 10 on Road #342, take USFS Road #7843 for 4 miles to Diamond Lake. The trailhead for Cliff Lake (USFS Trail #100) lies at the end of the road near the outlet of Diamond Lake. Cliff Lake lies approximately one mile above Diamond Lake on Trail #100.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 16N 28W 18
Latitude/Longitude 47.13923 -115.18951
FWP Region Region 2 
County Mineral
Fishing District Western
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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
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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 103 103
2013 179 126
2011 292 151

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There is no fish consumption advisory for this waterbody.