The action on East Lake has been decent

East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

The action on East Lake has been decent. The water is still warm up there; we don’t recommend fishing shallower than 10 feet deep. Make sure you’re able to get accurate water temperature readings so that you know when the water is too warm for catch and release. Terrestrials and callibaetis are your best bets for dry flies. Fish these in the early morning or late evening to improve your chances of getting a bite. Balanced leeches, chironomids and callibaetis are great choices. Damsels are also great; however, they work best in shallower waters that are too warm right now. Getting deep with an olive balanced leech is optimal. It’s best to fish during morning and evening, for the health of the fish and for your chances of success. Average and below average temperatures are in the forecast. Let’s hope that this prediction comes true and maybe some surprise rain will give us a visit as well.

Suggested Dries: Parachute Callibaetis #14 - 16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14 - 16, CDC Flying Ant #16, Black Flying Ant #16, Black Stimulator #16, High Vis Beetle #16, Purple Haze #14-18, Parachute Adams #14-18, Tilt Wing Mahogany #16-18

Suggested Nymphs: Dark Assassin #14-18, Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, Prince Nymph #14-18, Poxyback Callibaetis #16-18, Feather Duster Callibaetis #16-18, Flashback PT #14-18, Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Black or Red Zebra Midge #16-18, Juju Chironomid #14-16, Black or Red Ice Cream Cone #14-16, Black Yankee Buzzer #14, Bruised Balanced Leech #14, Balanced Damsel #14, Dainty Damsel #14, Scotts Damsel #14

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Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, July 16th

Lower Deschutes River: The Lower Deschutes has been fishing fairly well
Twin Lake South: Twin Lakes are fishing well
Lava Lake: Lava Lakes fishing is poor
Metolius River: The Metolius has been fishing well
Crooked River: Crooked River fishing has been fair
Upper Deschutes River: The Upper Deschutes has been fishing well
Fall River: The cool spring fed waters have been resilient to the heat

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, July 9th

Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing Has Been Decent
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Has Been Good
Upper Deschutes River: The Upper Deschutes Has Been Fishing Well