Cascade Lakes' Trout

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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East Lake Update 7/25/18

Although the fishing on East has become a little trickier and the trout a little more weary, the Callibaetis hatch has been strong and fishing has been good. Dry fly fishing can be good, but nymphing has been the most consistent way to target fish through the day and during the hatch. Bugs typically start …

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Fall River Update 7/25/18

The Fall has been fishing very well for those able to find the areas of concentrated fish, which certainly has some relation to the ODFW stocking schedule. Do a little hiking to find fish, and don’t leave them to find more until the action slows down. Attractor nymphs have been producing good numbers of fish, …

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East Lake Update 7/18/18

While East has continued to fish well things have changed a little in the past week or so. An Easterly wind has pushed many of the fish out of the shallows, where they’ve been gorging on the amazing Callibaetis hatches we’ve been seeing, and into deeper water. There are still fish in the shallows but …

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East Lake Update 7/7/18

Fishing on East has been good, with pretty consistent Callibaetis hatches and some Chironomid activity accounting for much of the feeding activity. The best opportunities to fish dries will be from midday through the afternoon, which is typically when the Callibaetis are out in greatest numbers. The fishing hasn’t been quite as hot as it …

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East Lake Update 6/20/18

East has continued to fish well, with good numbers of Callibaetis providing excellent opportunity to fish dries. Mornings have been slower, and fishing small nymphs and Chironomids under an indicator is our preferred method until we see decent numbers of Callibaetis, typically around noon. Once the Callibaetis start to show themselves fish have been quick …

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