Great fishing can be found at East Lake

East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fly and Field

by Fly and Field Outfitters

Great fishing can be found at East Lake. Launching a large boat is extremely difficult right now due to the low water. The waters have cooled down significantly and callibaetis hatches have been thick. Most of the callibaetis are smaller size 16 - 18, on cool overcast days you may see some size 14 around. Fishing terrestrials near the banks has been productive when the fish aren’t keyed into the callibaetis. As mentioned last week, dropping a callibaetis nymph off a terrestrial can be a really killer tactic, especially right before a hatch. Dark assassins, chironomids, and balanced leeches are also productive nymphs. If you’re fishing fairly deep, a balanced leech-chironomid rig is an excellent choice. The most productive chironomids have been size 14 - 18. It’s beginning to get a bit cold for damselfly nymphs; however, fishing one through the shallows could still produce a fish. Don’t forget to try some streamers out there, especially right before sundown. The long-range forecast shows promising signs of continued cool temperatures and even some possible rain. 


Suggested Flies: Bird’s Nest Hare’s Ear #14-18, Dark Assassin #14-18, Bird’s Nest Or Black Depth Charge #14-18, Red or Black Zebra Midge #16-18, Black or Red Chironocone #14-18, Poxyback Callibaetis #16-18, Feather Duster Callibaetis #16-18, Flashback PT #14-18, Red or Black Yankee Buzzer #14,  Bruised Balanced Leech #10-14, Ruby Leech #10-12, Black Wooly Bugger #10-12, Olive Wooly Bugger #10-12, Black or Rust Slump Buster #10-12, Thin Mint #10-12, Olive or Black BH Mini Leech #12, Balanced Damsel #14, Dainty Damsel #14, Scotts Damsel #14

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