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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Crane Prairie Update 7/5/19

Things are continuing to warm up on Crane and we are starting to increase our focus on the channels. Damsel activity is also increasing so it is worth spending some time in the trees with a slow stripped Damsel nymph. There are a some Callibaetis around and we’ve seen some sporadic success on the surface …

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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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Lava Lake Update 6/28/19

Lava has continued to produce great numbers of fish and is fishing as well as any of the lakes at the moment. There are stocked Rainbows of various sizes, and we’ve seen better than average numbers of large fish. There are good numbers of Callibaetis out that provide excellent opportunity to fish dries on most …

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Crane Prairie Update 6/28/19

We’re seeing warmer and warmer water temperatures on Crane and getting to the point of putting a greater focus on fishing the channels. There are still fish throughout the lake, but they’re starting to concentrate in the deeper water, which is a great place to start the day in hopes for a few quick fish. …

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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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Crane Prairie Update 6/19/19

Crane has continued to fish well, and we are starting to see more in the way of summer-like conditions as the water warms. It isn’t quite warm enough to push the fish into the channels, so there is still opportunity to find fish in various areas of the lake. Chironomids and balanced leeches have been …

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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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