Coal lake blues

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

  1. 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. Those can be really scary sometimes...:rolleyes:
  3. 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. Also, that killed me. Love that "hike".
  5. That lake is so overfished I wouldn't bother with it. I've never seen a fish over 6 inches there.
  6. 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. I've only been in Yakima 2 years.

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