Lake Ingalls

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  1. Skeena88

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    I'm doing a day hike in the Lake Ingall's area near Cle Elum this weekend. Anyone know if it is worth packing a fly rod along? I'll be going light:- no waders or float tube.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Thanks!!:beer2:
     
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    I hiked it last summer and there were tons of fish. It's a small lake, very pretty. Look for goats too!
     
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    The photos I've seen on line look nice. Pretty country. Even saw a couple of rises on one photo on a web site, which prompted my question. I'm hiking with my wife and a bunch of friends, so fishing will be limited to our lunch stop....Even so, it is still worth packing in some fly gear just to get in a few casts to see what is in there. I am presuming some small cutts:) or small brookies from past stockings:( . We'll keep our eyes open for wildlife too. Thanks for the responses:)
     
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    I'm sorry I can't give a more informed response, but on several trips in to climb Ingalls Peak we stopped to rest on the slabs above the lake and I can recall seeing what appeared to be some pretty good-sized fish cruising the shallows. I always thought I'd like to go back and try it. The haul up to Ingalls Pass and across to the lake might be a bit of a grunt with a float tube and waders but I think that even a decrepit old crock like myself could make it.
     
  7. Tom H

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    No float tube required........would be nice but not absolutely necessary. Bring plenty of ant patterns and other terrestrials. Be warned.......the mosquitoes can be fierce when you are out of the wind.