Coal lake blues

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by bennysbuddy, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Hiked into Coal lake on sunday found the lake water cold has hell with patches of snow still on the surounding hill sides. saw lots of small fish (brookies) , but no larger fish were seen or caught during my 4 hour fishing window . Thank god after the grueling 100 yard hike back to the truck I had cold beverages waiting!!!!! P.S. no cougars were spoted at the lake , But I might have got a glimpse of one going into the Spar Tree tavern in Granite Falls on the way home.
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  2. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Those can be really scary sometimes...:rolleyes:
  3. dibling Member

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    I hit up Coal Lake twice last summer and the "monster" fish were about 8 inches. Not sure if the fish ever get much bigger up there. That said, it was still a blast to toss ant patterns to cruising fish from the shore.
  4. dibling Member

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    Also, that killed me. Love that "hike".
  5. cwbraue Member

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    That lake is so overfished I wouldn't bother with it. I've never seen a fish over 6 inches there.
  6. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I guess your not looking in the right place ,wrong time of year ,wrong time of day. That said I wouldn't drive from Yakima to fish it either.
  7. cwbraue Member

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    Yakima, Wa finally
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    I've only been in Yakima 2 years.