Where to Fish Deadmans Basin Reservoir

Deadmans Basin Reservoir Deadmans Basin Reservoir


Deadmans Basin is an off channel reservoir of the Musselshell River. Located between Rygate, MT and Shawmut, MT, it covers 1954 acres with a maximum storage of 72,220 acre/feet. Built in 1941, Deadmans is ran by the Musselshell Irrigation District for irrigation purposes. It provides fishing opportunities for Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon and Tiger muskie

Size 1953.5118 acres
Elevation 3949.12 ft.
Directions 20 miles east of Harlowton or 9 miles west of Ryegate on Hwy 12.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 07N 18E 23
Latitude/Longitude 46.34572 -109.42582
FWP Region Region 5 
County Golden Valley
Fishing District Central

Main Contact

Michael Ruggles
Fisheries Biologist
mikeruggles@mt.gov
(406) 247-2963
Billings
Region 5


Manager

Ken Frazer
Fisheries Manager
kfrazer@mt.gov
(406) 247-2961
Billings
Region 5

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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
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2015 5353 1274
2013 3765 781
2011 6482 845
2009 9702 1598

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