If you like to fish where you have a variety of fish available to you, Patterson is perfect. The lake offers fishing for rainbow, kokanee, yellow perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill and even tiger trout. It is close to the town of Winthrop and Sun Mountain Lodge overlooks the lake. Although popular in the spring and fall, it is one of the best ice fishing lakes in the region. I have pulled some of the biggest perch I have caught anywhere in the state on Patterson-- through the ice, along with rainbow to 16 inches. There is a gravel launch with a toilet on the north shore of the lake.