Fishing Season: Summer-Fall

East Lake - OR

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Confluence Fly Shop's Tip of the Week

Black or Red/Black Chironomids (#12 & #14) under indicators. Callibaetis Mayflies, Damsel Flies, and Leech style patterns round out the big 4 food sources that commonly fool these trout.

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Map of East Lake

5-Day Outlook as of 9/6/23

Consistent weather and water conditions

Techniques & Tips as of 9/6/23

Slip indicators with Chironomids and leech patterns underneath. Stripping leech patterns can also be very productive with an intermediate line.

Local Species Available Summer-Fall

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Confluence Fly Shop's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Sparkle Dun Callibaetis 12-18
Pale Morning Dun Thorax white, pale yellow 14-18
Cliff's Crazy Cranefly Olive 14-18
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph natural 14-18
Soft Hackle Brown 12-16
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger Black/Olive 16-18
Schultzy's Red Eyes Leech black 8-10

Sparkle Dun

A must-have in every box of trout flies

Confluence Fly Shop's Recommended Gear

Description: About East Lake

Located a short drive SE of Bend, East Lake is a very unique fishery as it is located in the Newberry Caldera. Newberry is home to two distinct lakes, Paulina and East Lakes, and has many small undeveloped hot springs along the shores. It also houses the largest obsidian flow in the world. Both Rainbows and Browns grow to exemplary size and fight hard in the high elevation fishery. Camping is crowded most times of the year for good reason, who can say they've slept in the maw of a recently active volcano!!!

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Midge, Callibaetis Mayflies, Damsel Flies, Leeches

Best Time to Fish:

late morning, mid-afternoon

Best Stretch:

White Slide

Best Access:

Hot Springs