East Lake

What to Expect in August

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

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

 

Hatches of Callibaetis will occur most days and will entice the lake's kokanee, rainbows, and a few browns to the surface. A Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph works before, during, and after the hatch. A Quigley Cripple works well during the hatch. During a hatch, the rainbows and kokanee might take a dry fly of the wrong size, but the brown trout won't. East Lake has very savvy brown trout. Callibaetis hatches can start around 10:00 a.m. and can continue almost all day. Productive areas are in front of the East Lake Campground and along the shore in front of the resort.

Brown trout can sometimes be enticed by dry flies during a Callibaetis hatch, but you're more likely (that's MORE likely, which is different than LIKELY) to catch a brown trout on a brown or olive streamer. You'll have your best luck if you cast that streamer when it's almost too dark to see. In Oregon, legal trout fishing is from one hour before dawn to one hour after sunset. Good brown trout anglers are fishing at those times.

During the dog days you might do best in deep water.

Black bears are common in this area, so if you camp, store your food in the car and not in your tent.

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

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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