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I will be leaving for a week long fly fishing trip to central Oregon Sunday the 21st. Our first stop will be Gold Lake. Gold Lake is a fly fishing only, catch and release rainbow trout fishery and a no size or catch limit for brookies. No limit on Bats either! My thread 'Bat on a Fly Line' story occurred there. Our next base camp will most likely be Big Lava Lake. (I hope Troutski left me a few large ones to catch!) Plenty of optional fishing opportunities around there; Hosmer, Fall River, etc. May take the drive up to East Lake for a day also. When I return next Saturday, I will be reporting on every spot I fished to give anyone who's planning a trip there a heads up.

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Quite the itinerary ....

Quite the itinerary ....

I will be leaving for a week long fly fishing trip to central Oregon Sunday the 21st. Our first stop will be Gold Lake. Gold Lake is a catch and release rainbow trout fishery and a no size or catch limit for brookies. No limit on Bats either! My thread 'Bat on a Fly Line' story occurred there. Our next base camp will most likely be Big Lava Lake. (I hope Troutski left me a few large ones to catch!) Plenty of optional fishing opportunities around there; Hosmer, Fall River, etc. May take the drive up to East Lake for a day also. When I return next Saturday, I will be reporting on every spot I fished to give anyone who's planning a trip there a heads up.

More Later,
Jim

Quite the ambitious itinerary, frankly I wouldn't make it past Big Lava. Then there is Hosmer...a very special place for sure. My first Atlantic Salmon was from there...not to mention the Brookies. I am surely envious my friend...Take care and take pictures...enjoy.

Chuck
 
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Quite the ambitious itinerary, frankly I wouldn't make it past Big Lava. Then there is Hosmer...a very special place for sure. My first Atlantic Salmon was from there...not to mention the Brookies. I am surely envious my friend...Take care and take pictures...enjoy.

Chuck

Hey Troutski, Here's a preview pic of Gold Lake.........
 
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Gold Lake...

Gold Lake...

You are killing me....20 years ago in a float tube. Funny how flies time;).
Make sure you take extra film for your camera...
Here are a couple of Big Lava...7 lakes in 9 days, kicks your butt - but worth every bit of it.

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You are killing me....20 years ago in a float tube. Funny how flies time;).
Make sure you take extra film for your camera...
Here are a couple of Big Lava...7 lakes in 9 days, kicks your butt - but worth every bit of it.

Chuck

Yes! Those are the ones I was hoping you left a few behind from your last trip. Real Nice!! Also, back in a thread somewhere, you were holding up a huge brown trout. Was that Big Lava as well?
 
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Sounds like you have a great trip planned. I've fished gold lake before and was getting my but kicked because I couldn't come up with the right fly. Lucky for me there were a couple of nice guys up there who showed me what they were using and gave me some of there flies. They sure made an impression on me. Hope you have a good time on your trip and rip some lips!
 
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Brown Trout...

Brown Trout...

Yes! Those are the ones I was hoping you left a few behind from your last trip. Real Nice!! Also, back in a thread somewhere, you were holding up a huge brown trout. Was that Big Lava as well?

That would be a Wickiup fish, one of my 7 of 9 week. Central Oregon can be great at times, but it also has its moments;). That's whats so nice about hitting so many lakes, one will produce. If you do get a chance lets not over look Davis, not for the Trout so much, but the Large Mouth Bass are absolutely huge. I know there is only so much time; just too much water:cool:

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Sounds like you have a great trip planned. I've fished gold lake before and was getting my but kicked because I couldn't come up with the right fly. Lucky for me there were a couple of nice guys up there who showed me what they were using and gave me some of there flies. They sure made an impression on me. Hope you have a good time on your trip and rip some lips!

For me, I am just learning the behavior of the fish up there and every time I go I learn something new. One time I was lucky to find a spot where a lot of feeding activity was taking place. I mean, there were larger class fish thrashing the surface! For the life of me I could not find anything they were interested in. Fish were slamming into something and it wasn't my fly. I then found a light brown tadpole looking thing swimming just below the surface so I plucked it out of the water to take a look. Damselfly nymph. Closest match I had was a gold rib hares ear; same color and size. With floating line and a very slow retrieve, I started catching fish. OK, here's the wierd part; how in the world do you foul hook a fish in the belly with that kind of a retrieve? Only the brooks not the rainbows would come up and body blow the fly. Well, the brooks prefered to smack thier meal first then come back and eat. I have encountered fish doing this before where the they will knock a dry fly sub-surface then come back. One needs to restrain from setting the hook the first time around.
 
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That's what it was like for me fish jumping all over the place but no takers. Got the right fly and wam! You are right it's about matching the hatch.
 
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