Dry Lake

Located about 2 miles north of Manson.  Dry Lake is also known as Grass Lake. With a maximum depth of only 11 feet, this shallow lake currently offers some good-size Largemouth Bass, plus an over-abundance of Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Black Crappie and some large Brown Bullheads. In recent years, this lake has also been stocked annually each fall with catchable sized Brown and Tiger Trout to aid in the reduction of panfish populations.  Fishing will be good in April and May if spring weather has been warm, but difficult in mid-summer due to excessive emergent vegetation.

Access is off of Green Ave. and Dry lake Road.

BE RESPECTFUL OF PRIVATE PROPERTY The signed access to this lake is across private property and is allowed due to the generosity of private landowners. We ask all those accessing the lake to be respectful of private property owners and their property rights.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Besides two primitive launching areas much of the shoreline is made up of bulrush, sub-aquatic cattail and terrestrial Russian olive, making access very limited.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 81.10 ac.
Elevation: 1167 ft.
Center: 47.911558, -120.173843
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Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Black crappie

Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Bluegill

Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

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