Bad News For Suttle Lake?

A friend of mine, Brian Keith, who owns the Harborview Motel in Winchester Bay recently showed me an impressive photo one of his brown trout-chasing friends had sent him. The photo was of a chunky smallmouth bass of approximately five pounds that was caught in Brian’s favorite brown trout lake – Suttle Lake.

Unfortunately for the brown-chasing group that Brian is a part of, Suttle Lake appears to be ideal smallmouth habitat as it sits at an elevation of 2,500 feet and has a large population of stunted Kokanee salmon to feed on.

Time will tell if there is breeding population or that one jumbo specimen.

This Suttle Lake smallmouth weighed five pounds.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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