Washington's Newest Fly Fishing Destination
Come enjoy the fly fishing on
our private 35+ acre, mountain lake. It's all yours for the
day. We only accept one booking per day. Throughout the 80's
and 90's fly fishermen flocked to this trophy
lake. Most of Washington's fly fisherman know it as Lemanasky Lake,
but we just like to call it Grandma's lake.
a difficult time in the management of this lake the last few years
with several winter kills in a row and landowner coordination.
As an update we're headed in the right direction. We're
accepting bookings for 2015 for fishing the lake. It's an
incredible destination and when we’ve had it running like a charm it
was arguably the best private lake around; our goal is to get it
back to that point, so expect to catch rainbow and brown trout at Lemanasky
Lake in 2015. Give me or Greg Bennet (Manager at the new Big R
Fly Shop in Omak, WA and owner of
www.putmbac.com) a call to book, or
shoot me an email for more details. Greg is handling the
bookings and managing the fishery.
Fly Fishing the Lake:
Grandma's Lake (Lemanasky Lake)
The lake is a very fertile aquatic ecosystem and produces healthy, hard
fighting brown trout and Kamloop rainbow trout. After the winter freeze the trout are
bulging up on damsels, callibaetis, chironimid, dragon fly, and sedge
nymphs, as well as water boatman and shiners (the lakes baitfish).
Spring can also see some good sedge and callibaetis dry fly hatches, but
the highlight of the dry fly action is July and Augusts' damsel and
hopper fishing. In August of 2001 a client and I could have caught
100 fish on the dry fly if our arms hadn't of given out on us. There
are plenty of browns and rainbow trout. The average fish caught in the lake is 14 to 16 inches
long, but 20+ inchers are common in a day. In each of our seasons 28
and 30 inch rainbows have been caught by clients. The summer of 2001 produced a
monster 36 inch brown. The lake is great
for beginner anglers and novice alike. Clients need to bring their own water craft.
A personal pontoon boat
would most efficiently fish the lake, but a float tube works great.
The lakes are open for day use only.
We encourage multlple day trips, and employ a 3 angler minimum for
bookings. The lake is close to many public access campgrounds you
could stay the night at, and Omak has several nice hotels. Two
different time periods are ideal for booking; May 1st through June 31st
and September 1st through October 31st. We are open for summer bookings, but
may limit bookings if the water temperatures get to warm.
Lemanasky Lake is located 30 minutes north of Omak Washington, a 4 hour drive from
Seattle. At our ~3800 ft. elevation the lake has ice off in mid to
greatest things about Grandma's Lake are the fishing and the scenery...
the pictures for a closer
Rates and Packages:
To make the price
as reasonable as possible we've researched what similar pay lakes offer
clientele and have decided the following rates effective for a probable
opening in 2015: $125 per angler for each rod fished. Each non-angler will be
charged $50 per day for use of the lake and property. We can accommodate more than 8 anglers
at a time and encourage a 3 angler minimum to book. *Children
11 and under can fish for free when accompanied by at least 3 paying
is required to secure your date.
If you have Adobe's Acrobat Reader
to view our online brochure (the brochure discuses overnight
accommodations, the cabin is not available)