Hosmer Lake

What to Expect in May

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Callibaetis
Longhorn caddis
Damselfly
Dragonfly
Midge
Waterboatman
Leech
Crayfish
Ant

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

 

Access to Hosmer is uncertain in May. The lake is at the north end of the Cascade Lakes Highway, near South Sister, and winter leaves late in that area. Once the snow is gone and you can reach the lake, you may still find a little ice. But when you can get there and when the ice goes off Hosmer, the fish will go on a two-week feeding binge. You want to be there. The south end of the lake (near the boat ramp) warms up first, and that is where the early action will be. Midge patterns and damselfly nymphs (Dougs Damsel , Approximate Damsel , Marabou Damsel, etc.) should take fish.

Later in the month you can expect Callibaetis hatches. For the latter, use a size 14 Sparkle Dun with a gray body, or a Callibaetis Cripple (my favorite).

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 Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474

The Hook 541-593-2358

The Patient Angler 541-389-6208

Sunriver Fly Shop 541-593-8814