Lyman Lake (Okanogan County) Fishing Report

I've been having a grand time early ice fishing small mountain lakes for Brook Trout this past few weeks. Normally many of these lakes are challenging to reach but a paucity of snowfall has made them accessible. Today I decided to try out a small lake in the Okanogan NF for Brook and Cutthroat Trout. I didn't find any Cutties but the Brookies were on the feed.

I used the opportunity to demonstrate a few tactics I like to employ on the ice to maximize my odds with a second rod. I covered these tactics in the video below enjoy!

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12/4/2018 7:19 AM

As always Tyler, very informative. Keep up the good work. Thanks. Andy

12/4/2018 7:36 AM

I'll echo afk's remark! Just amazed at color saturation in your pictures, reminds of days past when I'd burn rolls and rolls of Kodachrome 64 (even some 25!!). Thanks for the report. :-)

Bent hook pontoon
12/4/2018 9:46 AM

Congrats, When I was a little ginger kid that was my favorite lake to fish! I would talk my mom into dropping me off for the day and I would go nuts with a triple teaser behind a little snap shot and paddle around in my inflatable raft. I got all sorts of excited. Thank you for the report

12/4/2018 11:22 AM

Bent hook Pontoon, do you mean a triple teaser behind a "snap swivel" or "pinch on lead"? :>).

Bent hook pontoon
12/4/2018 12:24 PM
Little pinch on lead about 18” above. 1/8 oz
Bent hook pontoon
12/4/2018 12:26 PM
I guess the proper term is “split shot”.
12/5/2018 6:02 AM

Beautiful fish. Good job.

12/5/2018 11:14 AM

Luv that mouse trap fish rod holder - watched the video 4 times so far - doesn't take much
to keep me entertained during the winter - thanks for the report/video - keep 'em coming.

12/8/2018 7:38 AM

I saw this on if... and just got back from a drive from Roosevelt. Saw some ice on the little ponds. Many of us are realizing we need other opportunities. Maybe you could do a video on getting set up for ice fishing as a beginner. I did it a few times in Alaska 30 years ago. I did see some augers for chucking into a cordless drill, how to get going on a budget.