Pacific Lake

Until the spring of 2017, this lake had been dry and had not held enough water to produce a fishery since the 1990's.  WDFW took advantage of the high runoff (which almost filled the lake entirely) and stocked the lake with catchable size and fall fry rainbow trout.  WDFW will monitor the lake level and will continue to provide a fishery here when water levels allow. Boat launching is available through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) water access.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Good for ice fishing

Shoreline access: None -

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Lincoln
Acreage: 121.90 ac.
Elevation: 1599 ft.
Center: 47.412296, -118.719279
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: PACIFIC LK (LINC)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 11, 2018 Rainbow 1,033 2.5 SPOKANE HATCHERY
Jun 8, 2017 Rainbow 10,535 2.68 FORD HATCHERY
May 7, 1998 Rainbow 3,006 0.8 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


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