East Lake Fishing Report

East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers's Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

One of the best dry fly days I’ll probably see this year. 

So let’s start with the East Lake Report. First off, there is a big algae bloom. It’ll be a week or 2 for it to go away and may get worse before it gets better. Water temps are perfect in the low 60’s. Callibaetis all 3 of the days I was on the lake were between 10 and 1. Some days early in the week were tough fishing. Not awful, but hard work to get fish. 
Besides Callibaetis the Ant and Beetle fishing is a good bet. On the bottom a chironomid rig under an indicator is good too. I’ve recently had best success on a darker chromie pattern, but a red ice cream cone was responsible for a few nice browns this week too. One thing that has not been hot for me (yet) is wind drifting. I sometimes make a living on that method, drifting either a Hover or more likely an Intermediate or Type 3 full sink with at least 2, maybe 3 trailing nymphs (my favorites are a flashback PT and a poxyback Callibaetis) but it has sucked. How about any of you? Any success wind drifting?

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Sunday, June 28th

Metolius River: Metolius Fishing Report
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes River Report
Crooked River: Crooked River is Fishing Well
McKenzie River: Lots of Dry Fly Fishing From The Boat
Fall River: Nymphing is Very Productive

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, June 20th

Metolius River: Metolius Has Been Solid
Three Creek Lake: Stocked & Fishing Well
McKenzie River: McKenzie Has Been Awesome
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes River Report
Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing Report
Fall River: Fall River Fishing Report
East Lake: East Lake Turned on With Callibaetis Finally
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Reservoir Report