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Grandma's Lake

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.

2013 UPDATE!

We’ve had 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 2013 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 2013.  Give me or Greg Bennet (Manager at the new Big R Fly Shop in Omak, WA and owner of a call to book, or shoot me an email for more details. 

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. 

Location of Lake:                                                                    

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 late April. 

The greatest things about Grandma's Lake are the fishing and the scenery...


*click on the pictures for a closer look

Rates and Packages:

Angler Package

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 possible opening in 2012:  $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 anglers.

Booking Policy

A $50 deposit is required to secure your date.

If you have Adobe's Acrobat Reader click here to view our online brochure (the brochure discuses overnight accommodations, the cabin may be available for 2013, so check with us when you book)

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Last modified: 03/19/13