East Lake Callibaetis

The story on East is the same as it has been, and the Callibaetis hatch will be the focus of most fly anglers on the lake for the next couple of months. The fish are starting to show a little more restraint in their aggression and feeding activity, and we’ve talked to multiple people who …

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East Lake Update 7/5/19

Things are getting better and better on East, and the warmer weather has really kicked the Callibaetis hatch into high gear. We’ve received multiple reports of near non-stop dry fly fishing beginning midday and extending into the early hours of the afternoon. The fish in East tend to feed more aggressively this time of year, …

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East Lake Update 6/28/19

We’ve seen solid fishing with the early stages of East’s big Callibaetis hatch upon us. The colder weather in the past week has slowed the hatch slightly, but there are still bugs on the water every day bringing fish to the surface. With the warming trend in the forecast I would expect to see the …

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East Lake Update 6/19/19

Things are really starting to heat up on East and we’re seeing the first big appearance of the Callibaetis that create excellent dry fly fishing opportunity throughout the summer. The first couple of weeks of Callibaetis activity is typically one of, if not the best time of the year to be on East. Hungry Rainbows …

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East Lake Update 6/10/19

Small Chironomid patterns and Leeches are still the way to find fish on East. Things are warming up quickly but the water is still cold and I wouldn’t expect to see too much in the way of Callibaetis for another couple of weeks. We’ve been seeing great numbers on East so far this year and …

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East Lake Update 5/29/19

It has been a solid start to the season on East Lake, and while water conditions are less than ideal we’ve received many reports of solid days with decent numbers of quality Browns and Rainbows. As is the case with most other lakes in the area, most feeding activity is taking place subsurface on Chironomids, …

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East Lake Update 10/17/18

East is still fishing pretty consistently, and while the days can be cold and blustery those willing to take the boat out are finding fairly consistent action and some beautiful fish. There are a lot of fish in the shallows, which makes targeting them with a nymph rig, dry dropper, or streamer pretty simple. We …

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East Lake Update 10/4/18

East has been fishing well. Fish are well spread throughout the lake, and are accessible to those fishing near shore and in the shallows. The Kokanee spawn is definitely on so there will be a lot active fish near shore. Trout are not necessarily concentrated in the same vicinity as the Kokanee, and a large …

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East Lake Update 9/12/18

With the cooler weather the fishing on East has gotten a little more friendly to those of us who prefer to target fish in the shallower areas of the lake or on dries. On some days the best fishing is still in the deeper water with long leaders and deep nymph rigs, but fish which …

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East Lake Update 8/30/18

It’s the same story as it has been on East, which is fishing  fairly well for those fishing deeper water with long leaders and slip indicators. The fish in East have seen a wide assortment of flies this year, and have gotten pretty picky. Fly selection has become an increasingly important factor as a result, …

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