Twin Lakes have been fishing well

Twin Lake South - Bend, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fly and Field

by Fly and Field Outfitters
8-27-2021
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Twin Lakes have been fishing well. The fish have been eating in a variety of depths. Callibaetis and terrestrials are still going to be the best options for surface flies. Most of the callibaetis are around size 16 - 18. Terrestrials will typically see the most action near the banks, drop a callibaetis nymph off the back of a big chubby for some fun dry-dropper action. Subsurface action has mainly been on dark assassins, callibaetis nymphs, midge patterns, and balanced leeches. Damselfly nymphs could still work well in shallow areas but it is beginning to get a bit cold for them. Fishing a callibaetis, leech, or streamer pattern with an intermediate or sinking line is a great idea. Forecast models show that the next few weeks may continue to be cooler than average. This mixed with some rain will help put out fires across the state and keep our fisheries in good shape as we move into fall.

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