Author Topic: Bonaparte Lake Reports  (Read 3269 times)

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Bonaparte Lake Reports
« on: Nov 01, 2017, 11:01 PM »
A reliable ice fishing lake in the northern Okanogan. Offers a diversity of fish including Rainbow, Brook, Tiger, and Lake Trout as well as Smallmouth Bass and Kokanee.

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Re: Bonaparte Lake Reports
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2018, 09:28 PM »
Fish this lake a week ago and it was slow slow. One Rainbow.

Went back to today. They have no plowed access and you can't park on the road. No bueno.

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Re: Bonaparte Lake Reports
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2018, 06:43 PM »
Fished Bonaparte last Friday. Found plenty of action in 5-10' including a couple big Rainbows pushing 20", several Brookies, and a small Tiger Trout.

Ice was 14" with 10" of slush on top.

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Re: Bonaparte Lake Reports
« Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Fished bonaparte yesterday and targeted kokanee. Ice was great, 6-7'' with no snow or slush. Fishing was tough but I got 4 small kokanee that must have been recent plants between 10-11''.

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Re: Bonaparte Lake Reports
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2018, 11:21 AM »
Fished Bonaparte last week. 7" of slick ice with no snow. I'm sure that has changed by now.

Tried early for Mackinaw in deepwater but couldn't keep the clouds of kokanee off my gear. Kokanee were hanging in 20-30' of water over 50'.

Moved shallow and started catching Tigers in the 15-16" range as well as a few Brookies. Bite died off around 1 PM.


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Re: Bonaparte Lake Reports
« Reply #5 on: Mar 18, 2020, 10:10 PM »
Ice is 24" thick and the Kokanee fishing is excellent.


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Re: Bonaparte Lake Reports
« Reply #6 on: Dec 08, 2020, 06:04 PM »
The Tigers are biting!


 



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