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Name: Mike Carey Date: July 05, 2015 Rating:
 
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After the 99 degree heat of the afternoon diminished, my friend Robbie and I decided to try Alta Lake for some kokanee. The lake was planted in 2013, 14, and again this year. I had hopes that these fish would have grown well and with the light pressure been easy pickings. I was half right.

The lake itself is not very large, and with just two water skiers and two jet skis the noise was annoying, and the waves made for a less than pleasant evening cruise. The fishing, however, was every bit as good as I expected it to be. We immediately started catching kokanee at 35-45 feet on the rigger. The lake maximum depth is only 85 feet, and the "deep" part of the lake meant we were in a fairly small circular trolling pattern. We didn't stay out as long as I had planned, as getting up at 3am to go sockeye fishing finally got the best of me. Even so, in short order we had six shiny kokanee in the boat, averaging right at 12". Not tiny, but I was hoping to see some 14-15" fish.

Alta would be a fun, easy place to catch kokanee that don't get targeted much, if you can stand the power boats and jet skis.

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Name: hurdcolby Date: August 10, 2013 Rating:
 
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Went up to Alta lake to visited some friends, that were camping. Went on the lake around 430 pm. Trolling wedding rings, got two 6 inch trout. We anchored around the rock pile, my friend was using different colored power eggs, catch one small trout, had a lot of bites. I caught 3 trout using a black rooster tail, and a gold kastmaster, all around the 12-13 inch range. if you go BRING bug spray.

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Name: steepanddeep Date: May 15, 2013 Rating:
 
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Fished right off the beach at Alta Lake State Park and caught 6 nice chunky rainbows over two days. Fished early while the water was glass using a green woolly bugger behind a casting float (5 foot 6lb leader). Most fish took the fly within 20 feet of the shore and two were full of eggs. Had a chance to watch a couple of them actually hit the fly! Was going to put my pontoon boat into the water but got dinner without having to work that hard. Great time, will have to get out on the water next time.

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Name: guyara Date: May 05, 2012 Rating:
 
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We had our grand daughter today and she needed to go fishing. We had never been to Alta so we tried after going to Roses & Wapato and saw too many whitecaps. There was no wind on Alta until around 5pm when it got a little breezy. Stilll not bad enough to use a small rowboat and trolling motor with a weak battery.
We caught a couple trolling away from the ramp and really got into them by some reeds near the rock slide. The big one was 15" & 1.5lb with the others in the 9-12 inch range.
It cost $7 to launch and you need a discover pass. It is a State Park.

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Name: Rick Date: June 19, 2011 Rating:
 
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Trolling with leaded-line, 2-5 colors out. Fishing was SLOW, small size 7-10", no limit caught after 2 days, 5 hrs. No luck still fishing with verious colors of pwr baite - 1 hr.

I did hear of 2 hold-overs being caught - 12".

Lake level is low, launching is difficult for any trl boat.

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Name: kcc Date: May 23, 2009 Rating:
 
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Always go to Alta Lake for the Memorial day weekend. The fishing was great if you dont mind catching minnows. One thing about this lake, no matter the time of day you can always catch fish. This year most of the fish caught were 4-8 inchers from the fry plants. The bait used didnt matter they were hitting every thing. Did manage to catch this 18", kept him for dinner. Even saw a very hefty Koi caught, go figure. One guy did catch a 6 lb monster over the weekend.
My boyfriend & a friend of ours saw the guy come up the beach with it and another friend got a pic of it but hasnt e-mailed it to me yet. In 20 years of fishing this lake, I never saw a fish that big caught here. My biggest here was 22 inches. All in all was a great but whew hot vacation.

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Name: CaptainJack Date: August 02, 2007 Rating:
 
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Went to Alta Lake July 31st to August 3rd. Trolled in the mornings and evenings when there were no waterskiers using gold flatfish and red wedding ring. The first day caught a nice 12 inch rainbow. The rest of the time the fish were numerous but small averaging 6-8 inches. Had a great time tubing and jetskiing in between. Fishing is probably better in spring and fall. Overall a good lake.

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Name: Nick Date: June 22, 2006 Rating:
 
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Lake Pateros is the resevior between Wells dam and Chief Joseph dam on the Columbia River, this would be a great lake to add to Washington Lakes.com as this is where the majority of the Summer run Chinook that are headed up the Okanogan River are caught, also great walleye and great bass fishing, would really like to see the reports for opening day on Lake Pateros, usually opens around the 15th of July for Kings and there are usually over 200 boats in the water at sunrise. Thanks.

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Name: Mark Date: April 29, 2006 Rating:
 
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Caught our limit Saturday and Sunday in 3 hours. Just used Worm and Power Bait. Out there by the rocks where its deeper they are about 12-16". Out on the shore about 8-12", You Decide. Overall it was Great Time, Love the Lake, will always come back.

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Name: Buck Date: September 30, 2005 Rating:
 
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Fished Alta on the last day of the season(9-30-05) what a great day of fishing, along with my dad and my son we cought fish as soon as we hit the water. The fish bit on anything we threw at them, all nice fish too! Had a great time and can't wait untill next year....Buck

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