Rainbow Pay Lake

Rainbow Pay Lake

1/2 mile west of Derby on Highway 70 in the Hoosier National Forest
Handicapped accessible; wheelchair accessible boat ramp.

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Fishing Regulations 1996

Kind of fish Daily Catch Limit Minimum Size
Hybrid Striped Bass Catch & release Catch & release
Hybrid Bluegill Catch & release Catch & release
Crappie Catch & release Catch & release
Walleye Catch & release Catch & release
Channel Catfish 30 12"
Rainbow Trout 6 10"
Brown Trout (New 12 acre Bass Lake) Catch & release Catch & release
Largemouth Bass (New 12 acre Bass Lake) Catch & release Catch & release
Smallmouth Bass (New 12 acre Bass Lake) Catch & release Catch & release


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Note 10 lb. test line minimum suggested.
Caution In some areas, water is deep.
Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
Hours of Business Due to the change of seasons, our business hours will fluctuate. Always call the pay lake before coming because we may be closed due to bad weather or for reasons beyond our control. Our answering machine will give business hours.
Phone Numbers Rainbow Pay Lake: 1-812-836-4411
Home: 1-812-836-2875
Fishing Fee $2.50/Hour - 2 hour minimum
Children under 6 Free
Children 6 - 10 half price
Fish Prices - Live Weight Channel Catfish - $1.25/pound
All Others - $2.00/pound
Fishing Pole Rentals $2.00
Boat Rentals $4.00/Hour

Fish fingerlings will be sold for pond stocking depending upon availability.

Fishing equipment, bait, ice and soft drinks are available at the bait shop.

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