Kayak Fishing Cle Elum Reservoir for Lake Trout

Kayak fishing on Cle Elum Reservoir can be hit or miss. I found that spring time is usually more active for rainbow trout and lake trout (aka mackinaw).  This spring I was able to land my biggest laker on this reservoir.

While trolling the west side of the lake with a small spoon I foul hooked this 29 inch lake trout along with another smaller one and kokanee. It sure made  up for all the times I was skunked on this body of water.

 

On a later trip I was able to hook up to a healthy looking rainbow trout while fishing with my daughter.

Lake Trout Kayak Fishing
Lake Trout Kayak Fishing
Rainbow Trout Cle Elum Reservoir
Rainbow Trout Cle Elum Reservoir