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Tag: Cle Elum Lake


Change in daily limit at Cle Elum Lake

Starting Saturday, the 16 kokanee daily limit at Cle Elum Lake has been eliminated and replaced with a daily limit of five trout including kokanee.

The change was announced Thursday to protect sea-going sockeye salmon being reintroduced to the upper Cle Elum basin.

The 7-inch minimum and 14-inch maximum size for kokanee remains in effect. The 12-inch minimum size for other trout species also remains unchanged.


State imposes size limit for kokanee on Cle Elum and Cooper lakes

Anglers need to be aware that the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has adopted a maximum size limit of 14 inches total length for kokanee in Cle Elum Lake and Cooper Lake.

The size limit is effective through Oct. 31, and covers just kokanee, which are landlocked sockeye salmon.

The state news release said the Yakama Nation and department are continuing a pilot study, which began in 2009, for reintroduction of anadromous sockeye salmon in the upper Cle Elum Basin. In July, 2,000 adult sockeye salmon trapped at Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River were released

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