Moses Lake

Located in its namesake City, this body of water has a year-round fishing opportunities for warmwater fish and Rainbow Trout.  WDFW fish surveys indicate a high abundance of Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.  Walleye in Moses Lake can reach and exceed the 10 pound mark.  Smallmouth Bass can reach and exceed the 5 pound mark.  Largemouth Bass fishing can be excellent in select areas of Moses Lake.  During certain times of the year anglers also catch Rainbow Trout up to 20 inches.  Bluegill Sunfish and Black Crappie fishng at times can be very good, but is usually not consistent year-to-year.  Yellow Perch fishing is usually very good during the fall through winter when they bunch up into large schools.  During certain winters, Moses Lake freezes over offering a good ice fishery for Yellow Perch and Rainbow Trout.  The most popular ice fishng location is near Blue Heron Park. 

Moses Lake is one of the waters on which we conduct our annual Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) surveys. The FWIN methodology was developed in Ontario, Canada as a means of monitoring a wide variety of biological parameters in Walleye populations in a standardized fashion using gill nets. 

In April, shore fishing at the Alder Street Fill can be excellent for Walleye.  For more information on this great opportunity please watch this video on shoreline fishing for walleye.  

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
There are several access sites around Moses Lake where anglers can fish from shore.

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grant
Acreage: 6727.90 ac.
Elevation: 1050 ft.
Center: 47.184562, -119.359089
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Fishing prospects calendar

Smallmouth bass
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
Walleye
  • March: Good fishing - All month
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
Yellow perch
  • January: Good fishing - All month
  • February: Good fishing - All month
  • March: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Good fishing - All month
  • November: Good fishing - All month
  • December: Good fishing - All month
Largemouth bass
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month