Rumour has it that this road is kept in poor condition to preserve the fishery, but regardless of the reason, the road is still quite an adventure in itself, never mind the famous Pennask Lake fishing.
If you're driving a car, do not even attempt this road. You need a 4x4 vehicle, a shovel and possibly a winch depending on how early you want to fish and how much rain the area has received. Puddles as of last week are 50-100' long with some over the hubs. The ground is hard-bottomed, so with consistent speed you won't get stuck in the puddles. The biggest risk is high-centering or denting/ scraping the bottom of your truck as you mosey down the road. Ruts are deep and rocks are plentiful. Two areas were washed out, and we ran through one section of snow. We did the road in a 2012 Toyota Tacoma and made it to the launch with no problems, save a bit of bottom-scraping. When we arrived at the launch/ campsite, there was another identical Toyota parked, packing up for the day. So, a smaller truck will make it just fine, but be prepared.
Pennask is artificial fly only, and recent reports from the Lodge have some anglers catching and releasing up to 40 trout a day.