Category Archives: Oregon High Lakes

Davis Lake Report Late June 2019

Cash and I headed up to Davis Lake this past weekend. We camped at East Davis campground and launched my drift boat from there. Fishing was best from 8-2pm. We were able to chase rising fish outside the Odell Creek … Continue reading

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Gold Lake Report June 2019

I made a day trip up to Gold this past week. The weather was great and the fish were active. Fish were rising most of the day to tiny mayflies. While I never cracked the code for the surface feeders, … Continue reading

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Crane Prairie Reservoir Report May 2019

Got up to Crane early this week, with my closest friends, before the “grayness”. The weather was outstanding and so was the fishing. Many fish to hand…but wait…where are those mongo cranebows? One angler had the misfortune of hooking one … Continue reading

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RIO’s Latest How To Video’s February 2019

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Reminder -TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

We still have a few spots available for our Skip Morris clinic, give us a ring early this week to reserve a spot. Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, … Continue reading

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TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, Eugene, OR 97401 Cost – $40 During this 2 ½-hour(or slightly longer) clinic, Skip Morris (author of 18 fly-fishing books including Morris & … Continue reading

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Postcards from Davis Lake 2106

I didn’t think my first fish on the new SAGE X would be a bass! They too eat size 16 callibeatis nymphs. After paddling and floating down Odell Creek the kids were ready for a snack. I hadn’t camped at … Continue reading

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Stocked, Locked, Ready to Rock…Hosmer Lake Report

Americans are notorious for not using their hard earned paid time off. That fact is rather sad and is indicative of a culture that at times has its priorities out of whack. When I logged into my employee account, I … Continue reading

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Diamond Lake Tiger Trout to take out Tui Chub?

For those lake anglers, an announcement from ODFW about Diamond Lake. It appears after spending millions of dollars in 2006 and killing off the tui chub, they have returned! Having to do this type of work does not help an … Continue reading

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East Lake Report 2015

You might ask “Why is this guy smiling?” Headed out with Ken C. and Steve JL to East Lake this week. Steve had never been to East Lake. Ken and I knew the callibaetis hatch would still be going on. … Continue reading

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ODFW switches to new trout stocking regime for Hosmer Lake

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will outline changes to the fish stocking program at Hosmer Lake at a Feb. 17 meeting in Bend. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Oregon Community College Campus, Health … Continue reading

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East Lake September 2014

It was a quick trip to East Lake over the Labor Day Holiday.   Fall was in the air with a chill but those callibaetis were still hatching!  We tossed thorax callibaetis dries most of the day and were rewarded. Took along … Continue reading

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Return to East Lake 2014

With the weather Gods predicting a gray day with, “showers”, we headed out to East Lake for our last day of our Cascade Lake adventure. We had experienced some good fishing and our expectations were high upon our return. As … Continue reading

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Big Lava Lake 2014

After a good day at East Lake we headed out to Big Lava the following day. One thing about Big Lava, if the fishing is slow, the view surrounding the lake is breath taking. Our fishing was fair at best … Continue reading

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East Lake Report 2014

Mid June, for Cascade Lakes fishing, only means one thing: East Lake! Hopeful for the callibaetis hatch we headed out and launched mid morning. We were not surprised. Like clockwork, the callibaetis were flying around at the ramp and continued … Continue reading

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