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Lakes & Reservoirs 6/16/2017
DAVIS LAKE: With the warmer water temps, Bass are starting to hit the top water stuff. FLIES: Joom Diver Yellow , Joom Diver Black , Diver Frog. Larger streamers on sink-tips. FLIES: Joe Dirt 4/0 , Diving Shiner (Gold & Silver), Beldar Lemon Drop , Lady Gaga Rainbow , Hopscotch Sculpin Black , Sweeney Tod Char , Eric’s Jealousy Bighorn.
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: Water is around 64 and Damsel’s should start moving still lot’s of Midge’s and Callibaetis are showing up in good numbers a few fish eating on top water dry fly fishing has been good on Ant’s. FLIES: Fred’s U.V. Callibaetis bead head , Juju Chironomid Zebra , Juju Chironomid Blood , Frostbite Pupa , Rick’s Vid Midge Olive , Epoxy-back Caillbaetis , Fred’s Callibaetis NO bead , Squirrel Leech Olive , Pumpkin Head Leech , Damsel nymph’s , Bottom Walker Dragon fly nymphs’s
EAST LAKE : Look for fish to be in the shallows near the hot springs and south CG shoreline Callibaetis will start to show with warmer weather start to look for them on the East side of the lake in water under 15 ft.. Indicator fishing has been the best! Also Streamers are very effective for the BIG BROWN’S FLIES: Snow Cones Black , Double Scoops , Ricks VID Midge, Chromes , Chronopheas , Rust TSW , Mini Leech Green , Belly Minnow, Beldar Olive.
HOSMER LAKE: The southern pond and the channel are best along the weeds. Chironomids, Scuds, and Leeches will be most productive through Spring. Also Streamers. FLIES: Chromes , Snow Cones #14-18 , Chironopheas, Zebra Midge #18&20 , Hatching Midge , Mayhem Midge , Juju Midge Zebra , Olive/Pink Scuds, TSW’s Rust and Olive , Belly Minnow, Pumpkin Head Leech , Mini Leech Olive.
LAVA LAKE: . Most fish will be concentrated in shallows along south/west shoreline. Indicator fishing will be most productive Callibaetis are showing up in good numbers. Also Stripping Leeches. FLIES: Fred’s U.V. Calliabaetis , Timberline Emg , Feather Duster Callibaetis , Snow Cones #12-14 Black/Silver, Red , Chromie Red , Ricks VID Midge , Twin Lakes Special , Wooley Buggers , Black Bead Mini Leech Olive , T.S.W. Olive with Red bead , T.S.W. Black with Gold bead , Squirrel Leech Olive .
NORTH & SOUTH TWIN LAKES: These lakes welcome fly fishermen, as well as families looking to fish with bait with the kids! Chironomids & Leeches around the edges. FLIES: Wooly Bugger , TSW, Black and Olive , Dragon Nymphs , Chromie Halo Red , Chronopheas , Yankee Buzzer Red , BH Prince Nymph , Water Boatman , Zug Bugs.
DESERT LAKES: Some reservoirs East, such as Haystack , Ochoco, Ana , Antelope Flat, and Thompson can fish very well in the Spring! Chironomids , Leeches , Scuds and Boatman are best. FLIES: Tan & Olive Scuds , Prince Nymphs , Water Boatman , Zug Bugs , Wooly Buggers , TSW, Goat Leech , Yankee Buzzer , Chromes and Snow Cones.
CROOKED RIVER: GOOD. Flows have stabilized and the river has been holding around 295 cfs, which is perfect. The best time to fish will be through the middle of the day. 10am-4pm. The Mothers Day Caddis hatch is dwindling. There have however been some good hatches of BWO’s and midges mid afternoon. The PMD’s are starting to show up on the lower river. Flies: Zebra Midge, Winker (Black & Olive), Psycho May, BH Pheasant Tail, Sparke Pupa, San Juan, Drifting Grannom, BWO Para, Sparkle Dun, Ex-Body BWO, Peacock Caddis, X-Caddis Olive #16-18, Leeches #12-14
FALL RIVER: GOOD. Plenty of fish to be caught down around the falls and the hatchery grounds. Mid day will be best fishing time! Flies: Zebra Midge, 2 Bit Hooker, Psycho May, EB Baetis, Para B.W.O., Sparkle Dun, Beldar Bugger.
UPPER DESCHUTES: The Upper Deschutes has been fishing okay. Lots of White Fish and a few Brook Trout starting to show up. All Tactics have been productive. The Green Drakes have been hatching and will produce some good fish on dry flies with a little cloud cover. Fish are scattered throughout the river. Lots of good access along Cascade Lakes HWY. Flies: Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Birds Nest, Micro Stone Golden, Parachute Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, Hair Wing Green Drake, Killer Green Bug,
DESCHUTES SUNRIVER to WICKIUP: This section of the Deschutes really fishes better late in the day when the light is a little dimmer. Look for fish rising in the evening along the shore lines. Caddis and BWO’s will be the primary hatches. Throw some big streamers to target the larger Brown Trout that haunt this stretch. Flies: Sparkle Pupa, Copper John, Two Bit Hookers, Psycho May Olive & Black, Zebra Midge, Elk Hair Caddis, Missing Link Caddis, X-Caddis, Parachute BWO, Sparkle Dun, Sweeney Todd, Hopscotch Sculpin, Sculpzilla.
DESCHUTES Benham Fall’s down stream to Bend: Open all year. 2020 cfs. This part of the Deschutes will be flowing high through the summer while they are drawing irrigation. Access can be minimal when its up but still some decent fishing. Some Stone Flies will be around for a couple more weeks. Lots of Caddis and BWO’s. Flies: X-Caddis, Missing Link Caddis, Fall Out Stone, Croud Surfer Stone, Chubby Chernobyl, Parachute, Sparkle Dun, Wally Wing Baetis, Para Baetis, Sculpin, FB Pheasant Tail, Copper Johns, 22 Inchers, Birds Nest, BH Hares Ear, Zonkers.
METOLIUS RIVER: Open all year. Now can be a very good time to fish the Metolius. Wild flowers are popping and the Green Drakes are hatching. This river will get hatches of Golden Stones and Salmon Flies through June and July as well. All Tactics are productive with Nymphing being best. Look for the Drakes to hatch in the afternoon in side channels and bailouts. When they aren’t around Caddis and BWO’s will be best. Flies: Pheasant Tail, 2 Bit Hooker, Purple Psycho Prince, Zebra Midge, Split Case BWO, Parachute BWO, Comparadun, Biot Stone, Micro Stone Golden, Sculpzilla, Hairwing Green Drake, Killer Green Bug, Stimulator, Chubby Chernobyl.