TU 678 High Lakes meeting will be held at Mac’s Vets Club on Willamette street Wednesday August 11th at 7pm. This meeting is for those folks interested in participating in the upcoming high lakes fishing trips. If you have not participated in one of these trips they are a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
The first trip is scheduled for this coming weekend Aug 14th . It will be our north west Waldo Lake trip. We plan to access the North West corner of Waldo Lake by boat (canoe, kayak, sailboat, or driftboat). This gets us around 4 miles back into the Waldo Lake Wilderness Area without too much packing effort. We plan to camp near Waldo Lake and then day hike into the various smaller lakes around there (Green lake, Zircon, Sapphire and others). This should be a pretty comfortable trip since more luxurious camp items such as ice chests and chairs can be brought in.
The second trip will take place on Labor Day Weekend September 4th. This trip will be our Island Lakes trip and will be a more traditional backpacking trip. These lakes are located near Gold Lake and Mt. Fuji.
Waders and float tubes will greatly improve your catching opportunities but bank fishing can also be productive. A 3 to 5wt fly rod is recommended although light weight spin cast and bait cast setups also work. Fly selections should include wooly buggers, chironomids, pheasant tails, and mayfly patterns. These are overnight trips so please come prepared with a sleeping bag, food, and bug spray. Hope to see you there.–KM