Jones Lake is a trophy trout lake located in open country just east of the Crazy Mountains. The vistas of the open ranch land with the Crazies in the background are always a hit with visitors. Jones Lake contains a hard fighting strain of Kamloops Rainbow Trout that grow up to 10 pounds in the fertile waters of the lake.
As with other area lakes, the subsurface fishing is very good in April and May with small streamers, leeches, and beadhead nymphs. As the water temperatures rise in June the lake sees a callibaetis hatch that brings fish to the surface. Expect to have chances to cast at rising and cruising fish throughout the summer. Trout in Jones Lake are exceptionally strong and provide a terrific angling experience. Jones is located very close to the Yellowstone River, so it provides a great way to add variety to a trip or as a back-up plan in the event that the Yellowstone is blown out.