Where to Fish 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: 1,953.5 acres
Elevation: 3,949.1 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
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Waterbody Year Section Species Count AveLength StdDevLength MinLength MaxLength AveWeight StdDevWeight MinWeight MaxWeight
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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
2017 2071 718
2015 5353 1274
2013 3765 781
2011 6482 845
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