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Re: TR: Cole Creek Lake in Mokelumne Wilderness

Postby michaelgrosse » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:45 pm

I have a real curiuosity about the fishing in the lakes in that region. I believe Cole Creek Lakes were gilnetted so the MYLF has a habitat.

In part because of this person''s report, I am super interested in going up to Cole Creek Lake, my son and I drove to the trailhead this past weekend, but we got a late start and decided against venturing down the trail, but this weekend, we have decided to do it. Because of your comment, I tried to find more information on a fish kill in the area, this is what I found, so it looks like there may be some fish: ... NcNWuD5IrA

from the report:
Introduced Fish – Cole Creek supports a population of introduced trout and fish removal is not feasible due to the lack of a suitable downstream fish barrier. A fish removal project was attempted at Cole Creek in the mid- 2000s and did not succeed. Although the rest of the SNYLF lakes in Amador County appear to be fishless, Granite Lake and the three SNYLF lakes northeast of Granite Lake drain into Silver Lake, a large managed- water level reservoir with self-sustaining trout.

so I am hoping there is some activity, I will post accordingly after the trip.


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Re: TR: Cole Creek Lake in Mokelumne Wilderness

Postby gabe&mel » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:15 am

Last year in June Mel and I had a nice trip to Long lake for 2 nights and Cole creek lake for 1 night. Really nice and isolated, one of my favorite spots for a quick getaway from Sacramento.

I fished at both lakes but was unsuccessful. I saw no fish in either lake nor did I see any fish rising. I have only a tenkara rod so I wasn't able to hit the deeper waters. I remember seeing a couple of guys with spinner rods on our way out who were headed up to Cole creek lake and I've often wondered if they caught any fish.

For those who are interested Cole Creek laker is far prettier and deeper than Long lake.

I liked the solitude of Mokelumne so much I went back in July for a 4 day solo trip to Camp Irene to fish the North Fork of the Mokelumne. Hellish trip with serious bushwacking and some off trail stuff... Great fishing but not very certain if I would return, well at least not solo.

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