Coal lake blues

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

  1. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    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

    Roper Idiot Savant

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

    dibling Active Member

    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

    dibling Active Member

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

    cwbraue Member

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

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    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

    cwbraue Member

    I've only been in Yakima 2 years.
     

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