I was there a couple of weeks ago. I fished with a local who knows the lake well. We fished way doan by the dam. We got one fish about 18 inches in three hours. saw a guy and his wife who had landed eight fish up to 7 pounds. They were trolling a fly on a fast sink fly line.
Last week the guy I fish with landed one that was more than 12 lbs.
If the trout are slow try nearby Washburn Pond - lots of bass, crappie and bluegill.
It's no rumor. There are some very nice trout. My fishing partner and I went last fall for a few day's smallest trout was 5lbs largest 8 1/2 lbs. Lost one really nice one right at the boat, probably around 15lbs. Spit the hook. Trolling fly's. Bridgeport State Park is the closest camping, it's a first come first serve campground no reservations and it fills up fast. And on a holiday I can imagine it will fill up fast. There is another campground on Banks Lake but thats about 45 minutes to an hour away. Coulee Playland Resort, Electric City, Wa 99123-0457 509-633-2671 or check out http://couleeplayland.com/ hope this helps.
[ 05-19-2003, 07:57 PM: Message edited by: PELICAN II ]