Dusty Lake

Dusty Lake is located in WDFW's Quincy Wildlife Area near the City of Quincy.  This lake has fished very well the past five years for Rainbow Trout the occasional Brown Trout and Tiger Trout.  Dusty Lake sits in a shallow canyon and doesn't receive as much sunlight as other lakes early in the year.  As such, this lake remains colder longer and fishing doesn't start to pick up until later in the spring.  Access to Dusty Lake is walk-in only.  The lake is best fished from a float tube or pontoon boat.  Shoreline fishing is usually unproductive.


Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Very little shoreline fishing is available.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 41.30 ac.
Elevation: 836 ft.
Center: 47.139093, -119.949076
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: DUSTY LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 30, 2004 Rainbow 80 0.1 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Mar 20, 2000 Brown Trout 2,001 2.7 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY

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