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East Lake

East Lake

Nestled in the Newberry Caldera at 6400 feet, East Lake has a rich history of fly fishing and for good reason. Two species of rainbow trout, brown trout and kokanee all call this lake home. Consistent hatches of callibaetis and chironomids make this lake a great place to cast a dry fly during the summer.

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 Oregon fishing licenses can be purchased online or by downloading the MyODFW app on your smart phone.)

East Lake Regulations

Guide Report

July 17, 2019

East Lake has been fishing pretty well this summer. The Callibaetis hatch is in full effect. We’ve had the most success on the surface with Callibaetis cripples. Small pheasant tails, and micro mayflies have been doing pretty well. If the wind is creating a small current, fish it. Chironomids under an indicator will produce fish. Ants and beetles are worth a shot too.



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