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Summit Lake Report
Okanogan County, WA

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01/25/2018
21° - 25°
Ice Fishing
Brook Trout
Maggots
Orange
Sunny
16"
Jigs
Morning
Under 40°
01/27/2018
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I am always amazed at the endless variety of ways different cultures catch fish across the globe. In part I believe I enjoy fishing because it allows me to have some commonality with people across the world. Recently I was able to to acquire a couple gyeonji rods. These unique fishing rods have been used on the Korean peninsula for centuries to fish in rivers and thru the ice. Having lived in Korea for a while I've always been interested in this counties culture and was curious to try out this style of fishing.

I rigged a couple of these rods with tungsten jigs and headed up to Summit Lake on the Colville Indian Reservation. The road in was treacherously icy and I had to slog through deep snow until I got the lake but I was well rewarded. I found plenty of action which provided a lot of opportunity to learn how to hook, fight, and land fish on these rods. I had a lot of fun, caught some gorgeous Brook Trout, and enjoyed quiet solitude on a beautiful winter day.

Ice was 16-18" thick with most fish caught in 4-10' of water on small orange tungsten jigs tipped with maggots. Bring your snowshoes if you plan on fishing this lake!


Comments

Bent hook pontoon
1/27/2018 2:52:42 PM
Great report again. That photo of you on your belly with that brookie is a nice shot.
Bent hook pontoon
1/27/2018 2:53:34 PM
Great report again. That photo of you on your belly with that brookie is a nice shot.
The Quadfather
1/27/2018 3:08:28 PM
Man, you’ve out some yourself this time with that NICE Brookie. You are so fortunate to make your life in the area you live. Thanks for the report.
The Quadfather
1/27/2018 3:10:01 PM
Man, you’ve out done yourself this time with that NICE Brookie. You are so fortunate to make your life in the area you live. Thanks for the report.
00Swede
1/27/2018 5:42:53 PM
Great videos! Wish that area was a little closer to me.
Have you ever tried Omak Lake? I've seen some good videos of summer fishing there, but wondered if it is any good in winter.
00Swede
1/27/2018 6:16:32 PM
Just found your Omak video from May 2016. Wow, gonna have to get my Hobie over there.
uplandsandpiper
1/27/2018 7:45:27 PM
Omak Lake offers fantastic fishing year-round and in winter its easier as they will be concentrating in the upper parts of the water column.
afk
1/27/2018 8:52:59 PM
Another unique report! Thanks. Andy
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