Where to Fish Tent Lake

Tent Lake


Tent Lake is part of the Rattlesnake Creek drainage in the East Pioneer Mountains. This is a beautiful lake as most of the shoreline is forested aside from a large meadow on northeast end near inlet. Fish can be found in both the inlet and outlet of the lake. There are signs of human impact at Tent Lake and traffic can be high due to ease of access from Minneopa Lake.

Size 5.2707 acres
Elevation 8462.4 ft.
Directions From I-15 take the Birch Creek Exit and head west on Birch Creek Road. Turn off on USFS Road 7400 and take the road to the Minneopa Trailhead. From the Minneopa Trailhead, take trail 1076 to the north to Tent Lake.
Status of the Fishery Self-sustaining population of Westslope Cutthroat x Rainbow trout hybrids. The average fish size was 9 inches with some reaching 13 inches during 2018 sampling.
Township/Range/Section 05S 11W 16
Latitude/Longitude 45.40254 -112.97339
FWP Region Region 3 
County Beaverhead
Fishing District Central
Owner: Forest Service
(406)-683-3900
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Office

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Type: MTNLAKE
Notes: Tent Lake can be fished from shore especially around the inlet, but a float tube would greatly help in fishing more of the lake. Fish can be seen rising often and are susceptible to being caught on flies.
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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
2013 78 78
2011 107 76

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There is no fish consumption advisory for this waterbody.