Grant Lake is a man-made reservoir controlled by the Los Angeles DWP. It is best accessed off Hwy 395 on the North June Lake Loop turn-off. It has an earthen dam that blocks the flow from Rush Creek to make a great habitat for stocked rainbow, & wild brown trout. Sacramento Perch also live here and can provide larger sources of protein for the huge browns that lurk in the depths during the warm summer months. The browns are most vulnerable during the fall spawning season, & early May. Grant was developed to hold water for the city of LA, & water levels fluctuate greatly; especially during drought years. We guide the lake by float tube, drift boat, & center console powerboat. Streamers are the most effective patterns to get into the wild browns, & full sinking lines are needed to get your imitations down along the steep drop-offs. The inlet section on the south end is the most consistent area, but some really huge browns have been caught in the small bay by the dam. The winds can come up quickly here, with afternoon summer T-storms developing that will drive you off the lake. There is a public boat launch. Private docks, & rental boats are available during the general trout season.
Open during the general trout season.
Doug Rodricks, Doug Dolan, Hans Grotewold, and Devin Preston are under permit from the INFS to guide Grant Lake.