Rainbow Lake / Vic Meyers Lake

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Rainbow Lake (or Vic Meyers Lake as it's commonly known) is located just east of Park Lake.  Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, and Brown Trout fingerlings are planted annually into Rainbow Lake.  This lake produces robust 12+ inch trout.  Rainbow Lake is small and fished mostly by shoreline anglers.  However, fishing from a float tube or pontoon boat is very effective as well.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - The entire shoreline is fishable.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 10.00 ac.
Elevation: 1136 ft.
Center: 47.590661, -119.375001
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: VIC MEYERS LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 17, 2017 Rainbow 15 2.5 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2017 Rainbow 200 2.7 MESEBERG HATCHERY
Apr 7, 2015 Rainbow 158 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 1, 2014 Rainbow 150 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 3, 2013 Rainbow 150 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 10, 2012 Rainbow 100 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 12, 2011 Rainbow 100 0.67 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