Situated just north of I-90, about
five miles west of Cle Elum Lake. With a year-round open season, Kachess should
be good for 8- to 12-inch kokanee by early June. Trolling or still fishing
is effective and chumming is permitted. Rainbows, cutthroat, and burbot
are also taken. There is a 10-fish catch limit for kokanee in addition to a
2-fish, 12-inch minimum size trout daily limit. The lake is periodically
stocked with kokanee and cutthroat fry.
The lake is closed to fishing for
bull trout; please carefully release any bull trout that are inadvertently
hooked.There are no lake trout
(mackinaw) in this lake.
This is a very popular lake with
good camping and good boat launching area, but there is no late summer
boat launching facility available due to excessive reservoir
drawdown. U.S. Forest Service campground and boat launching facilities.
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