I read several positive posts about Pass Lake so I headed out last Friday and again on Monday. I've only fished it once and previously got nothing in a quick 2 hour trip. Overall, I'd agree it's good now, but it's real hit and miss -- lots of people didn't catch anything while I was there. Don't stick with minnows, even though that's clearly what they're eating. By comparison you're much more likely to catch fish on a regular basis at Lenice, but occasionally the fish seem to go crazy at Pass lake unlike anything I've seen at Lenice. It's also a nice short trip for westsiders. I was sold several minnow patterns at Holiday Sports, and a friendly local even gave me one of his own patterns to try out. I had on a clear intermediate line. I didn't see anyone land anything in the first 90 minutes. I was fishing the shallows opposite the roadway and exhausted all the minnow patterns. It was frustrating to see them chasing the minnows but not be able to entice them. Finally about 1PM I tied on a Lenice favorite - damsel nymph. I had a 19 in Brown on my first cast. I put it back and had a 17 in rainbow on the next cast. Then it was quiet again for the next hour until I had to leave. I didn't see anyone else catch anything while I was there and the friendly local said it had been very slow. I came back Monday expecting to pick up where I left off but spent a good two hours again trying the nymph, minnows, buggers all to no avail. Plenty of fish were chasing minnows as before. We talked to one guy who hadn't even seen a fish caught all day until my friend caught two on chironomids, but that didn't prove reliable either. We switched back to damsels and started fishing back. Finally at 4PM something clicked and all of the sudden we caught about 6 in a period of maybe 20 minutes, all big including a beautiful 23" brown. Just around the corner I was embarrased to talk to a guy who hadn't caught anything. He had been there several days at sunset when he said the whole lake lit up with minnows jumping but he still hadn't figured out a good way to catch them. We were too cold to stick around and unlikely to beat our feeding frenzy, so we departed. I've never seen such a hit / miss scene, but I was glad to be on the lucky side.