Where to Fish Cataract Lake


Trophy fishery is the goal here. Poor spawning grounds. 8-year cycle at 50/acre. Leave as is. Good fishery potential, lots of feed, but no fish left from the '77 plant. Access is 'very' difficult. Use by fishermen would be very limited. Little sign of use. The outlet of the lake is burned. '97 fish weighed 2.3 lbs. Lots of caddis. '90 gill net set for 5 hours by volunteer crew. Ralph Saunders 9/5test6/04 - 10 hours each way with 25lb packs. Treacherous - burned downfall with thick regrowth. Jump log to log. Will get worse before better. Weird 14" CT's - blood red, high fat. Survey at some future date.

Size 9.7 acres
Elevation 8,780.6 ft.
Directions Easy hike from Woodbine to sioux charley. Cross river. Work south through burn ~1 mi to Falls Creek. Steep x-country climb up creek. Stay to left.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 06S 15E 29
Latitude/Longitude 45.28013 -109.89649
FWP Region Region 5 
County Stillwater
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
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2011 35 35

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