Located just three miles southeast
of Snoqualmie Pass along the south side of I-90, take the Hyak exit to the
boat launch & parking area on the south side of the
reservoir. With a year round season, Keechelus 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 annually stocked with kokanee 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.
Keechelus gets light fishing
pressure, with poor boat launching after the reservoir is drawn down in late
summer. Caution should be taken if fishing during the winter months
due to snow and ice conditions. There is a Forest Service boat launch at
the upper (southwest) end of the lake.
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