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Cle Elum Lake Report
Kittitas County, WA

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05/12/2020
41° - 45°
Downriggers
Mackinaw
Herring
Silver
Cloudy
Dodger
Morning
46° - 50°
05/12/2020
3
5597

Fished Lake CLE ELUM around 6:30 am. I was the only one on the as far as I could tell. Water Conditions were perfect for me as I fish from a kayak. I headed out in front of the dam about a half mile out. Fish finder said 168 depth and I fished 100 feet down with a down rigger. I used a medium trolling rod, 10 inch color dodger, and herring I got from Cabelas. Did a cut plug with the bait. Great fight bringing this one in. It was fat, 32 inches and around 14 pounds. After that catch, the wind picked up and I headed out.


Comments

The Quadfather
5/12/2020 8:31:50 PM
One of my favorite lakes/species to fish. The wind on that lake has ruined many a day for me too.
Nice fish! Thanks for your report.
conquestdz
5/12/2020 9:37:30 PM
That's a beauty. What is the water level like?
Kayakjeff
5/12/2020 9:40:16 PM
It’s like three quarters full right now. Easy to launch from the dam.
Thanks
Jeff
thefishinfool
5/13/2020 9:48:37 AM
Awsome fish bet that was fun on the yak
Kayakjeff
5/13/2020 10:11:03 AM
Thanks for your comment! Yeah, on a kayak, the fish is driving ??it’s a lot of work but so fun!
mlasnier
5/13/2020 8:28:28 PM
Awesome report! One of my goals this year is to fish Makinaw on this lake, but I wasn't sure about water level/ Kayak launch. Now I know the window is open. Thanks!
Kayakjeff
5/13/2020 8:36:19 PM
Yeah, no problem! Maybe see you out there.
buc
5/13/2020 10:03:51 PM
The Beast
rmrauscher
5/14/2020 12:40:37 PM
Excellent!! I thought they had drained the dam to try and wipe out the Macs due to the bogus sockeye project. Glad to see they are still alive and well.
Whisk
5/14/2020 1:40:12 PM
This one is not alive anymore.
Kayakjeff
5/14/2020 12:43:30 PM
The lake is almost full and fishing for Macs is good to go!
namaycush
5/15/2020 8:27:14 PM
Cle elum is a reservoir/natural lake. The natural
Lake was 196 ft deep, the dam raised it another
195 ft so when the dam is completely exposed there is still 196 ft deep of water left. The tribe has gillnetted close to 1,000 lake trout since 2012 , mostly female, so not many large fish left.
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