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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East Lake Update 8/24/18

We’re seeing more of the same up on East Lake, with good fishing to be had for those who are willing to adjust tactics and target fish in deeper water with subsurface flies. The most productive way to get into fish has been fishing deep below an indicator with Callibaetis nymphs and Chironomids. It is …

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East Lake Update 8/17/18

Right now we are seeing more of the same up on East Lake, with educated fish moving towards deeper water and becoming more difficult to target on the surface. There continues to be good numbers of Callibaetis and Midges with some Caddis hatching throughout the day, but look to the nymph stages of each insect’s …

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Changing Tactics on East Lake

While the half-day hatch windows and effortless dry fly days of fishing East have passed as we’ve moved into the hottest days of summer, there is still excellent fishing to be had for those willing to adjust strategies in targeting fish. There is still a good Callibaetis hatch most days up on East. The hot …

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East Lake Update 8/1/18

East continues to be one of the best options for those looking to fish the lakes of Central Oregon. The Callibaetis hatch has been consistent, but getting fish to take a dry has become quite difficult on most days. In the right situations a good cripple or spinner pattern on 6X will bring fish to …

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