Fishing Has Been Picking Up

East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of George Conlan

by Fly and Field Outfitters

The fishing has been picking up with the weather warming. The fish are just about done spawning near shore, but you may still find a few cruising the shoreline before heading out to spread out amongst the lake. Our guides are saying Callibaetis are starting to come off so be sure to have your dry flies at the ready. As we wait for the hatch to turn on during the afternoons, look for the spinner hatch in the mornings for gorging fish. When fish aren’t rising try throwing an indicator rig with a balanced leech, or chironomids. Wind drifting, and slow retrieves can get you into some nice fishing while dry fly is slow.  Also as we turn into summer weather the terrestrials will be showing up so having a few beetles, ants, crickets will benefit any angler. 

Suggested Dries: Thorax Callibaetis #14-16, Hackle Stacker #14-16, Parachute Callibaetis #14-16, Tilt Wing Callibaetis #14-16, Ext Body Callibaetis #14-16, D&D Cripple #14-16, Almost Dun Callibaetis #14-16, Last Chance Cripple #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Organza Spinner #14-16, Purple Haze #14-16, CDC Flying Ant #16, Para Cricket #12-16

Suggested Nymphs: Black or Purple Zebra Midge #16-18, Black Ice Cream Cone #14, Chirono Cone #14-18, Juju Chironomid #14-16, Traffic Light #14-16, Tiger Midge #14-16, Trigger Callibaetis #14-16, Mighty May Callibaetis #14-16, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-16, HE Depth Charge #14-16, Balanced Leech #10-14

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