Few More Callibaetis Hatching This Week

East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by The Fly Fishers Place

East Lake is fair. Nice to see a few more Callibaetis hatching this week up there. The Beetle and Ant bite has been my best method.

Be patient with the chironomids. Move around. Look for about 15 to 18′ and try an all red blood worm for sure. Small Olive Ice Cream Cone, Red/Black Zebra, Summer Duck, Chrome ribbed Black are all possibilities. It’s not like a mayfly hatch or caddis emergence. Chironomids can be different every day and even change during the day or in different parts of the lake. 

Balanced Leeches are certainly worth a shot too under your indicator. 
Seems to me the damsel action is about over with likely most emergence behind us and some adults still flying.

I am guessing the lake is 2 to 4 feet low. Crazy. For my boat it is impossible to use the EL boat ramp, so I am using Cinder Hill with no problem.

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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, August 22nd

Three Creek Lake: 3 Creeks Lake is Fishing Well
Hosmer Lake: Good Callibaetis Spinner Fall in The Morning
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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, August 15th

East Lake: Good Chironomid Action & A Lot of Brown Trout
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fishing Report
Three Creek Lake: Three Creeks is Still Fishing Well
Fall River: Fall River Fishing Report
Crooked River: Crooked is Fishing Quite Well
Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes Fishing Report
McKenzie River: McKenize is Fishing Very Well Right Now
Metolius River: Metolius River Fishing Report