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.