Confluence Fly Shop

Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake

Just on the westward slope of Mt. Bachelor, Hosmer has a picturesque backdrop. Not that the large brook trout, rainbows or cutthroat aren’t reason enough to enjoy time on Hosmer. This lake is a fly fishing only lake that does not allow the use of gas motors, which makes this lake even more appealing. The word is out on how beautiful this setting is, so expect to see a few kayakers and stand up paddle boarders. This lake is easily fished out of float tubes, however, drift boats are our preferred method to cover water.

Recommended Rigs


    • 9 - 10ft 4 - 7 weight fly rod
    • Large arbor reel with a strong drag
    • Rio InTouch Camolux, Rio Gold, Orvis HD Trout
    • 9 - 12 ft tapered leader
    • 3x-6x Fluorocarbon and Nylon tippet

Required Licenses/Permits/Passes

(All available for purchase at CONFLUENCE FLY SHOP)

Hosmer Lake Regulations

Guide Report

September 16, 2018

Fishing is starting to slow down but it won't shut down until the lake starts to ice up. There is still good fishing to be had. Callibaetis are still around, as well as caddis in the evening. Leeches will catch fish as well, and callibaetis nymphs can be great for picky fish. Damsel nymphs remain a go-to out here, and chironomids will be around for the rest of the season as well. Bring a floating and an intermediate line and fish fluorocarbon tippet for all subsurface presentations.



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