FISHING -- The Spokane Fly Fishers' club outing to Omak Lake last weekend was a success, according to the photo (above) and brief report from Mike Berube:
The club's outing to Omak Lk this past weekend was a good time. Everyone caught fish.... Threw streamers for two days and caught a lot of fish. It didn't seem to matter what pattern we used.
Omak Lake is a on the Colville Indian Reservation (tribal fishing license required) about 7 miles southeast of Omak. The 10-mile-long lake is large -- 3,244 acres compared to Sprague Lake at 1,840 acres. But it's also famous for producing trophy-size Lahontan cutthroat trout.
- The 18.04-pound Washington state record Lahontan cutt was caught in Omak Lake in 1993.
Public beaches and boat access are at the north end of the lake.