Bad roads up to East & Paulina are likely

East Lake - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

by The Fly Fishers Place

Starting on the lakes, I think this weekend is going to be a total bust for the most part. Wind. Snow. Whitecaps. Bad roads up to East & Paulina are likely. Bad roads up and over Mt Bachelor. Bad roads up to 3 Creeks. Not for the faint of heart or unprepared!
Could you fish? yes.
Are you prepared to suffer? Are you prepared to get unstuck on snowy roads? Are you prepared to avoid hypothermia? If you are, you might be in store for some good brown trout fishing up in Newberry. If you are not, go fish lower elevations or stay home and watch football.
Speaking of the Newberry Crater, Docks came out at Paulina today (10/21/22). Of course that changes the game for some boaters who rely on docks for their boat usage.
ALSO, there is not a single bathroom to use near the lakes up there. To me, this is unacceptable of the US Forest Service to leave the public without facilities.
With all the cold and snowy weather coming for the next 5 days in the high lakes, beetle season might be over. Scuds and Balanced Leeches and Chub streamers are going to be what to focus on