Big Twin Lake

Popular among locals and knowledgeable passers-through, Big Twin is managed under selective fishing rules and a one fish a day limit for yields of bigger rainbows.

Angler notes: There's a lakeside resort here. Expect the bulk of the rainbows to run in the 11-13 inch range. Carryovers will be up to 18 inches.

Open water: 77 acres.

Season: Last Saturday in April to October 31.

Angling quarry here: Rainbows.

Stocking for 2008: 4,000 catchable and 8,010 rainbow fry.

Special rules: Season plus selective gear rule applies, no minimum size but one trout per day limit. For other gamefish, selective gear rule in effect and statewide size and bag limits apply.

Boat launch: Public access with graveled ramp for most small-trailered boats.

Getting there: Take Highway 20 to Winthrop, after crossing the Methow River eastbound on Highway 20 turn right on Twin Lakes Road.