Hosmer Lake

What to Expect in August

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Callibaetis
Longhorn caddis
Traveling sedge
Dragonfly
Midge
Leech
Beetle
Ant

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

 

Be prepared for the traveling sedge hatch, which will last a couple of weeks. Use a size 10-12 Goddard Caddis and skate it across the surface of the lake. Prime time is the last 30 minutes of daylight.

Callibaetis hatches are typically weak here in August. Damselfly nymphs can still take fish near the weed beds, and evening midge activity can be excellent. Adult damselflies can also be productive. Look for a small black caddis at dusk later in the month.

In general, though, August is not Hosmer's best month. Canoe traffic is heavy in the channel, which makes fishing difficult because the weeds already constrict the channel to a narrow passage.

Here are some other tips for fishing Hosmer in August:

  1. Many fish will be in the channel between the north and south ends. Don't bother fishing there during the heat of the day, however. Wait for early morning or dusk. Reduced canoe traffic and less sunlight will improve your chances.
  2. Sometimes Hosmer's fish will go for adult damsels that hover over the water or drop eggs. A Foam Adult Damselfly may prove effective if you see splashy rises.
  3. For more information on August fishing, see the Lakes section of the General Oregon Report

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