East Lake

What to Expect in July

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

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

 

Callibaetis hatches should be rolling. Look for hatches in the shallow water (less than 20 feet deep) off East Lake Campground, by the resort, and along the west shore. A Quigley Cripple or Sparkle Dun in size 14 or 16 works well on the lake's kokanee and rainbows--and occasionally on the brown trout. Fish from 12-17 inches are common.

Traveling sedges sometimes hatch here. Size 10-12 flies, such as a Goddard Caddis, can work when skated across the surface.

A tactic for big browns is to cast a large streamer pattern on a sinking line. Fish the legal maximum: be on the water and fishing at one hour before dawn, and fish in the evening right up to one hour after sunset. The reason is that the browns are nocturnal and feed more aggressively in low light. Concentrate on areas with rocky structure.

The first thing I do at East Lake is check the prevailing wind direction. Then I fish the shore that the wind is blowing towards. That's where the food piles up, and trout follow the food

Black bears are common in this area. If you camp, store your food in the car an not in your tent.

For more information on July 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