Hosmer Lake Fishing Report

Hosmer Lake - Bend, OR (Deschutes County)

by The Fly Fishers Place

Hosmer is fishing okay. I am 100% sure there was a winter kill under the ice there over the winter, based on a way smaller view of what I have seen as a more normal fish population. The fish that are there are healthy and fat and fighting like the dickens. I’ve contacted ODFW about it and it sounds like they plan to go net sample the lake. Thats good, because they will be able to make better management choices with better data than some dumb fishing guide with a hunch.
There was already a stocking planned for about July 11th, but it was only 750 fish so they might be able to adjust that up if they find what I see.
Callibaetis hatches were good for me up there this past week. Brooks Sprout Emergers and Parachute’s were best. When the spinners were overlapping the hatch, we used with good success my Black Butte Callibaetis.
San Juan Worms, Red Ice Cream Cones, Callibaetis nymphs and Balanced Leeches all were producers under the indicator this week.

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, June 11th

Metolius River: Many caddis species are hatching
Deschutes River- Lower: Excellent Euro Nymph action
Deschutes River: The Middle Deschutes today is brown and high
Fall River: Fall River Fishing Report
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is very high
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fishing Report
East Lake: East Lake was excellent fishing this week
Paulina Lake: Paulina is fishing well
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie showed way more signs of life this week!