Where to Fish Rainbow Lake


Gt planted In Lake at falls in 1955 drifted into rainbow lake. ctxgtxrb hybrids exist in rainbow lake. Has been a good self-sustaining fishery. '69 netting- 6 gtxrb ave.9.8" 6.9-13.0" '87 netting produced what appeared as ct, rb, gtxrb, ctxgtxrb. '89 creel cards - 34 CT's <8-16", 168 rb's <8-16". '98 - fry and 6-10" fish seen. Fish not very healthy. Stressed from fire effects or 3 long winters? '98 - Ed Keyser and crew caught 13"ers. 2012 FWP survey 13 hr net set caught 21 fish.

Size 58.0 acres
Elevation 7796.56 ft.
Directions Leave east Rosebud Lake on Trail #15. You'll pass elk lake and rimrock lake on the way to rainbow lake.
Status of the Fishery
Township/Range/Section 08S 16E 13
Latitude/Longitude 45.13612 -109.6909
FWP Region Region 5 
County Carbon
Fishing District Central
Type: MTNLAKE
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Waterbody Section Field Form Type Date Purpose Species
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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
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For Comparative analysis all Length Units are millimeters : all Weights are grams
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Id Fcs Id Fnd Id Species 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
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2015 769 492
2013 462 206
2011 422 277
2009 70 70

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