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Lakes & Reservoirs 11/18/2017
DAVIS LAKE: ROAD CLOSED DUE TO SNOW.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON WILL REOPEN ON APRIL 22 2018
EAST LAKE: ROAD CLOSED DUE TO SNOW.
HOSMER LAKE: ROAD CLOSED DUE TO SNOW.
LAVA LAKE: ROAD CLOSED DUE TO SNOW.
NORTH & SOUTH TWIN LAKES: ROAD CLOSED AT BURGESS ROAD AND HWY 42.
DESERT LAKES: Haystack, Ochoco, Ana, Antelope Flat, and Thompson can fishing well! Chironomids, Leeches, Scuds & Boatman. FLIES: Tan & Olive Scuds, Prince Nymphs, Water Boatman, Zug Bugs, Wooly Buggers, TSW, Goat Leech, Yankee Buzzer, Chromies and Snow Cones.
CROOKED RIVER: Flows have stabilized at 98 C.F.S. which is excellent. The best time to fish, right now, with the cooler weather setting in! Good hatches of PMDs and Midges mid-afternoon and into the evening. The Caddis are on the river in good numbers. Flies: Zebra Midge, Winkers (Black & Red), Psycho May, BH Pheasant Tail, Sparkle Pupa, San Juan Worm, Soft Hackles, Drifting Grannom, Parachute PMD, Sparkle Dun, Ex-Body PMD, Peacock Caddis, X-Caddis Olive #16-18, Renegades. FALL RIVER: Plenty of fish to be caught down around the Falls and/or the Hatchery Grounds. Mid-day to evening will be best fishing time! Strip Streamers (White, Black or Olive Woolly Buggers) around logjams and undercut banks. Flies: Zebra Midge, 2 Bit Hooker, Psycho May, Parachute PMD, PMD Sparkle Dun, Caddis, Peacock Soft Hackle. UPPER DESCHUTES: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. DESCHUTES SUNRIVER to WICKIUP: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. DESCHUTES Benham Fall’s down stream to Bend: Open all year. 1220 C.F.S. This part of the Deschutes will be flowing well through the early Fall while they are, still, supplying water for irrigation. Stone Flies nymphs are, always, available to the trout, as well as lots of Caddis and PMDs. Flies: X-Caddis, Missing Link Caddis, Ants, Humpies, Parachute Adams, PMD Sparkle Dun, Parachute PMD, Sculpin, Beadhead Flashback Pheasant Tail, Copper John, 22 Inchers, Birds Nest, BH Hares Ear, Zonkers. Whew!!! METOLIUS RIVER: Open all year. All Tactics are productive with Nymphing being best. All types of Caddis and PMDs will be best. Flies: Pheasant Tail, 2 Bit Hooker, Purple Psycho Prince, Zebra Midge, Split Case PMD, Parachute PMD, Comparadun, Biot Stone, Micro Stone Golden, Sculpzilla, Hairwing PMD, Stimulators, Chubby Chernobyl.