"It's a hoot this time of year," Jones (1-866-360-1523) said. "Plenty of fish, cool temperatures, and no wind."
Buy a Colville tribal permit ($10 one day; $40 season; $12 two-rod endorsement) at the Exxon station in Brewster, the old "Triangle Shell" station. Launch at the concrete ramp on the northeast corner of the lake, Mission Bay, and troll the shallow bays from just under the surface to a depth of 30 or 40 feet. Use snap weights, banana sinkers, lead-core line or downriggers, whatever you prefer, and pull Kingfisher Lite or Coyote spoons at 2.2 to 2.4 mph. The spoon color didn't seem to make much difference, Jones said, but green/white, black/silver, and glow colors are standards on Omak Lake.
Flies also work well, trolled or cast in the bays, as do Rapala-type plugs cast along the shoreline.
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