Where to Fish Elk Lake


The Yellowstone cutthroat grow well in Elk Lake. In 2019, 22 YCT were caught in an overnight net set. Great fishing spot that is fairly tough to get to.

Size: 9.2 acres
Elevation: 9,528.4 ft
Directions: It is 6 miles up Copper Creek Trail #15 to West Boulder Divide and then 2 miles north along the divide to where you drop into the lake. It is a tough hike up Elk Creek. An angler reported hiking up the north side of Elk Creek and it took them 10-11 hours to reach the lake.
Status of the Fishery:
Township/Range/Section: 07S 11E 14
Latitude/Longitude: 45.22765 -110.31366
FWP Region: Region 5 
County: Park
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
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2011 51 51
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