Outdoors

Spectacle Lake

For decades a destination trout fishing in the Okanogan, Spectacle's fishery has suffered through the introduction of nuisance spiny rays and is now in post rehabilitation phase. The recently introduced brown trout are intended to quell any sunfish resurgence.

Angler notes: Opening day average catch was 3.9 trout per angler. Three resorts plus camping space at the state access offer plenty of room for over-nighting and boat rentals.

Open water: 315 acres.

Season: April 1 to Sept. 30.

Angling quarry here: Rainbow trout and sunfishes.

Stocking for 2008: 103,820 fingerling rainbows and 12,700 brown trout.

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

Boat launch: WDFW with a concrete ramp

Getting there: Take Highway 20 to the Okanogan River valley. At Tonasket drive north on the west valley highway, turn left and drive west on Loomis-Oroville Road drive to lake.

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