2018 Fishing Guide

8 OkanoganCountry.com 888.431.3080 THE METHOW REGION PATTERSON LAKE » WINTHROP If you like to fish where you have a variety of fish avail- able to you, Patterson Lake is perfect. The lake offers fishing for Rainbow, Kokanee, Yellow Perch, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill and even Tiger Trout. It is close to the town of Winthrop, and Sun Moun- tain Lodge overlooks the lake. Although popular in the spring and fall, it is one of the best ice fishing lakes in the region. I have pulled some of the biggest Perch I have caught anywhere in the state on Patterson— through the ice, along with Rainbow as long as 16 inches. There is a gravel launch with a toilet on the north shore of the lake. PEARRYGIN LAKE » WINTHROP Just outside of the town of Winthrop, Pearrygin Lake has treated anglers to good Trout fishing for many years. Families make their opening day fishing adventure to Pe- arrygin an annual event, with several generations repre- sented in their parties. Expect Rainbow of mostly 10 to 13 inches, with a few over 15. There are even some Brown Trout caught at Pearrygin. There is very good bank ac- cess for anglers here, and a boat launch at the WDFW access on the lake. Boaters will also find launches at the State Park and at Jeffery’s Silverline Resort. 160 ACRES 183 ACRES APR–JUNE APR–SEPT NOV–FEB