Homestead Lake

Homestead Lake is located north of Moses Lake.  While the quality of the Rainbow Trout fishery has declined somewhat over the past decade, the Brown Trout fishery has been good.  Angler catch rates aren't necessarily high, but trout size is very good.  Brown Trout 20 inches and larger are routinely reported out of Homestead Lake.  Anglers must hike-in approximately one mile to access the lake.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Most of the shoreline is fishable.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 12.50 ac.
Elevation: 1186 ft.
Center: 47.292714, -119.318527
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: HOMESTEAD LK (GRAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 13, 2008 Tiger Trout 1,998 3 COLUMBIA BASIN HATCHERY
Feb 11, 2000 Brown Trout 2,030 2.9 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