2018 Fishing Guide

26 OkanoganCountry.com 888.431.3080 RAT LAKE » BREWSTER Just up the road from the town of Brewster, Rat Lake is a local favorite. It has a split season. From April to No- vember it is a catch and release lake with barbless hooks and no-bait allowed. From December 1st through March 31st you can keep what you catch without hook and bait restrictions. The Trout fishing here is excellent with some very large Rainbow showing up in catches. It is also one of the better ice fishing lakes in the Okanogan. No inter- nal combustion motors are allowed, so it is a favorite in the catch and release season with fly anglers, who have a float tube or pontoon boat. Large streamers or Wooly Buggers work well here for fly fishers, and trolled spin- ners or plugs, like Flatfish are good bets for those who row or have an electric motor. 61 ACRES APR–NOV DEC–MAR WASHBURN ISLAND POND » BREWSTER This shallow lake is just five miles north of Brewster, and is easily accessed from the road to Bridgeport. It is an excellent place to find very good numbers of Largemouth Bass. If you visit Washburn Island Pond in the spring and early summer you will be amazed at the number of Bass that you will see. It also has lots of Bluegill. Be sure to get here by early summer as the shallow lake will get choked with weeds as the water warms up. Everything from top water plugs to plastic worms and creature baits will attract strikes from the Bass. There is a Douglas County PUD gravel launch that gets you on the water. It is advised to fish this from a boat. If you fish from shore you will need a Colville Tribal Fishing License. 119 ACRES APR–SEPT COLUMBIA RIVER REGION