Outdoors

Pearrygin Lake

With multiple accesses including a state park, private resort and a fish and wildlife department ramp, Pearrygin Lake is often the first stop for westside anglers doing a spring trout tour of the Okanogan. It's always generously stocked and produces well on the opener. Best fished in spring and again in October.

Angler notes: besides the boat launch capacity, the state park has a fishing dock accessible to wheelchairs.

Season: Last Saturday in April to October 31

Open water: 212 acres

In the catch: Rainbows and now browns

Stocking for 2008: 49,893 rainbow fry plus 5, 016 brown trout fry

Special rules: Season only, otherwise statewide size and bag limits apply.

Boat launches: WDFW and state park will handle most trailered boats

Getting there: Take Highway 20 to Winthrop, after crossing the Chewuch River go straight on Bridge Street which turns into Bluff Street and East Chewuch Road, continue to a right turn onto Bear Creek Road to state park and WDFW ramp.

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