2018 Fishing Guide

20 OkanoganCountry.com 888.431.3080 PALMER LAKE » LOOMIS Close to the town of Loomis, this large lake in north Okano- gan Country is big on opportunity for anglers year-round. In the spring, the Kokanee attract anglers here for their size and numbers. Some years Palmer produces Kokanee over 18 inch- es. Anglers troll gear like Kokabow spinners and blades or small hoochies, tipped with a kernel of white shoe peg corn. Also in the spring, Palmer lake is known to produce big Large- mouth Bass and some of the biggest Smallmouth Bass found anywhere in the state. It also supports a very good population of Yellow Perch and Whitefish. There are also Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, and Bluegill that can be caught at Palmer lake. The previous state record Burbot was caught through the ice on Palmer, too. There is a BLM access site with concrete boat launch, and a DNR site with gravel launch and camping areas. A private resort is also on the lake with cabins and RV spots. WHITESTONE LAKE » TONASKET Just five miles northwest of the town of Tonasket, Whitestone Lake has a reputation for great Largemouth Bass fishing. The scenic lake has a shoreline that appeals to these big fish, of- fering lots of cover and weed beds. The lake is deep enough to keep the Bass that reside in Whitestone Lake in excellent condition all year long. In addition to big Largemouth Bass, an- glers can also find big Bluegill in Whitestone Lake. Some of the biggest Crappie I have seen mounted in Washington came from this northern Okanogan Country lake. There is an excel- lent boat ramp and parking area. NORTH OKANOGAN 2,032 ACRES 147 ACRES APR–OCT MAY–JULY NOV–FEB