East Lake

What to Expect in May

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Callibaetis

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

Ice and snow govern May fishing here. Snow can block the road until after Memorial Day, if the winter was harsh. And when the snow is gone, the lake can still be partially iced over. As the ice leaves, the first place to turn on is the area near the hot springs. You can tell where it is when your go through it in a boat: it smells like sulfur. Underwater vents release warm geothermal water, and that's the first place trout head in the spring. The south shore near East Lake Campground (the first campground as you approach the lake on the road) is another good early-season area.

You can do well with a streamer fished with a slow retrieve. Look for hatches of Callibaetis mayflies later in the month when it warms up.

For more information on May fishing, see the Lakes section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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Other Info Sources

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Hook 541-593-2358

The Patient Angler 541-389-6208

Sunriver Fly Shop 541-593-8814