Cascade Lakes' Trout

East Lake Update 8/19/19

The Callibaetis hatch is still in full swing on East, and while there are plenty of flies around the fish have grown much more selective in what they are willing to take. Dry fly fishing in particular becomes substantially more difficult as high fishing pressure leads fish to carefully evaluate each potential meal before committing …

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Crane Prairie Update 8/19/19

Crane has continued to fish well, and is producing consistent numbers of quality fish that are tough to match at the moment. The water temperatures are plenty warm to have pushed the fish into the channels, and nymphing Chironomids, Leeches, and small Mayfly patterns below an indicator have been the ticket. Make sure to stay …

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East Update 08/05/19

With the warmer weather forecasted into early next week and light wind in the evenings the callibaetis hatch should still be prevalent. Although I have heard that the fish are getting picky so changing flies, good presentations and 5x-6x will be key to success.  For those willing to commit start with 5x tippet off a …

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Crane Update 08/05/19

The lake is heating up and those fish have moved down as deep as they can go. Keys to success will be finding those channels and fishing them well. My Guides will find a channel, mark each side of it with small buoys and then position the boat in a way so you are able …

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Crane Prairie Update 7/26/19

Fish are in the channels seeking the coldest water in the lake, be sure to utilize your depth finder and locate those deepers spots. We like to focus on the holes and outside bends to find the coldest water possible where those fish will hold. Fish will cruise the channels but I wouldn’t wait around …

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East Lake Update 7/26/19

Callibaetis are still the ticket up there with bugs coming off in the mornings and throughout the day. Ill fish a cripple pattern on 5x when the hatch starts and switch to an adult later in the morning. Once we find fish that are feeding it can take a couple fly changes to dial in …

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Crane Prairie Update 7/18/19

We are entering the prime season on Crane Prairie Reservoir. Fish are beginning to concentrate in cool waters of the various channels that thread the bottom of one of the area’s favorite stillwater fisheries. We spend much of our time fishing indicator rigs this time of year, so we can consistently and accurately target specific …

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East Lake Update 7/18/19

The Callibaetis hatch on East is very strong right now, and stillwater dry fly opportunities are about as good as they’ll ever get. The timing of the hatch has been very consistent, with the first bugs typically showing in late morning. The fish will typically key in on the crippled emergers first, and the adults …

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Lava Lake Update 7/18/19

Lava has continued to fish consistently with a variety of subsurface presentations. Callibaetis nymphs, Chironomids, and Balanced Leeches have been finding fish below and indicator. Wooly Buggers, Leeches, and small streamers have been less consistent but a worthwhile way to keep the angling environment active at any point through the day. There are decent numbers …

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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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