East Lake Fish Report for 9-5-2020
Nice callibaetis hatch about noon to 2
East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)
by The Fly Fishers Place
East Lake was fun for me this week with a nice callibaetis hatch about noon to 2. The Callibaetis are ranging towards a size 18 (size 17 nails it and Tiemco makes a dry fly hook in a TMC 102Y #17) and we did best on the #18 Olive Haze. The hatch is very light colored, and a #18 PMD parachute or extended body is something you should defiantly be putting in your box for now.
Bettle and Ant fishing remains good.
Chironomids are good under an indicator in 12-15′. This week a #14 black chironomid was best. I’d run a 3 fly rig with a Red or Chrome chironomid on the point (bottom), Black Ice Cream or Zebra in the middle and a (no bead) Flashback PT or Red/Black Zebra on the top dropper tag. Spread the flies out 2-3 feet to maximize showing the fish flies at different depths. If you have a fish finder, there is a real possibility you can see what the depth the fish are cruising at. That can be a helpful tool, and it is just a starting point in a lot of cases.
Olive Balanced Leech is a great fly too. One of my clients this week caught a beauty on this. We rose the fish early in the day on a beetle and went back after a couple of hours to the same spot and tried the leech under an Airlock indicator and wham-O.
I think East is down a good 2 feet and might be up to 4 feet low by my eye. Some areas of the lake have some slimy algae hanging on the rocks that will begin to go away when it gets cold up there. Other areas have seriously dense weed bed growth. Despite that there are areas that are wonderfully clear and fishing well.
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Saturday, September 5th
Three Creek Lake: Holding Up Later in The Season
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fishing Report
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake if Good
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Saturday, August 29th
Three Creek Lake: Still Fishing Well With Callibaetis and Chironomids
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer is Good With Callibeatis and Damsels
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane is Fishing Good
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
East Lake: East Lake is Getting The 2nd Brood of Callibaetis in Good Numbers
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is Fishing Awesome
Fall River: Fall River is Fine, Crowded and With Decent Hatches
Crooked River: Good PMD Hatches and Excellent Nymphing
Lower Deschutes River: Nymphing The Days for Trout is Good
Metolius River: Looking Amazing for The Foreseeable Future
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