Dry Falls Lake

Dry Falls Lake is located north of Soap Lake and east of Park Lake.  This lake is very popular with fly fishers.  Fishing has been excellent the past five years for Rainbow Trout ranging in size from 12-20 inches with most fish greater than 14 inches.  Angler effort during certain times of the year can be very high and several fly fishing clubs hold outings there during the spring and fall.  However, anglers tend to avoid fishing during the summer months to reduce the mortality of trout released in the very warm surface water temperatures.  This lake is best fished from a boat, float tube, or pontoon boat.


Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - The only shorelien fishing is at the access site and along portions of the southern shoreline.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 88.20 ac.
Elevation: 1211 ft.
Center: 47.603663, -119.359123
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: DRY FALLS LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 2, 1999 Brown Trout 1,000 2.9 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Apr 17, 1998 Rainbow 1,200 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