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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Dave Graybill
I spend a lot of time talking about the trout seasons in Eastern Washington, and don’t mention the great fishing opportunities on the Colville Indian Reservation often enough. There are several lakes on the reservation that offer terrific fishing for a variety of species that are open to non-tribal members. Most of the lakes are open on a year-round basis now, but some special rules for certain lakes, and it is a good idea to get a copy of the regs or look them up on-line. A couple of my favorites are Buffalo Lake, which is just ten miles from Grand Coulee Dam, and Omak Lake which is just eight miles from the town of Omak. Buffalo Lake offers rainbow trout, kokanee and largemouth bass. Omak Lake is where you can catch great numbers of Lahontan cutthroat. The state record is from Omak Lake, and is over 18 pounds. You can find the regulations for all of the tribal lakes by logging onto www.cctfishandwildlife. You should be able to get your license on-line very soon. Licenses are available on a one day, three-day, seven-day and an annual basis. It’s like getting a membership to a private fishing club. No crowds!