2023 Dry Falls and Lenore Lakes Outing

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2023 Dry Falls and Lenore Lakes Outing

Date: October 13 – 15

Host: Dave Sorg      Cell: 509-868-5984     Email:  dave.sorg@outlook.com

Some trip details are still TBD. Contact Dave Sorg for any questions or updates.

Campsite: We will be camping at the Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park, 34875 Park Lake Road N.E., Coulee City, WA 99115. Sites are non-reservable, first come-first serve but there will be no shortage of available sites. Water may or may not be available at the campsites (weather dependent) but there is power available if you want it and a potable water source in the park for portable containers.

Fishing: Both Lenore Lake and Dry Falls Lake are nearby. Mike Schmuck, Fish and Wildlife Biologist for District 5 says fishing should be good at both locations. Both lakes are best fished from a boat, float tube or pontoon boat but internal combustion motors are prohibited. The following descriptions are derived from the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website:

Lake Lenore: Lake Lenore is located just north of Soap Lake along State Route 17.  Lenore is most famous for its very alkaline waters that only Lahontan Cutthroat Trout can survive in.  This lake is an angler’s best chance to catch a trout pushing or slightly exceeding 30 inches.  Several trout in the low to mid 20 inches also exist.  The best fishing time is during the fall months.  Anglers are also advised that wind can become very strong. 

Dry Falls Lake: Dry Falls Lake is located north of Soap Lake and east of Park Lake.  This lake is very popular with fly fishers.  Fishing has been excellent the past five years for Rainbow Trout ranging in size from 12-20 inches with most fish greater than 14 inches.  Additional species include Brown and Tiger Trout. Several fly fishing clubs hold outings there during the spring and fall. 

Flies: TBD

Meals: Meat provided by the club for the potluck on Saturday night. Last names A-F bring desserts, G-N bring side dishes, and O-Z bring salads.

ADVANCED SIGN UP REQUIRED:  Sign up is online. Go to https://spokaneflyfishers.com. Log in.  Go to “Events”. Go down the page to Long Lake Outing and click the image.  Go down to sign up form and sign up.  Don’t forget to sign the online Waiver-Release Form. You are done. : 



Dry Falls Lake Lenore.
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