East Lake is now harder to access

East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

East Lake just got harder to access due to the fact USFS closed the Cinder Hill Campground including the boat ramp. WIth the boulders and the massive & thick mat of weed bed off the Hot Springs Ramp most boats now are going to have a hard time getting in and out. Float Tubes and Pontoons Boats will be fine and fishing is good. Fish the edges with leeches and streamers. Beetles and Ants are good until it really starts freezing up. I had a Facebook memory pop up this AM from four or five years ago that showed me and a client named Gerry up there in the snow, 34 degrees and I remember vividly that we took fish on beetles that day too. Up until Gerry waved the White Flag and surrendered and said let’s go home.