It’s been awhile since I’ve made the trip to fish Lost Lake. I know I know….there are many Lost Lakes but this is the one on the east slope of Mt Hood. I get there over Lolo Pass out of Welches but you can get there through Hood River and Parkdale as well. The last time I was there, I kid you not, it was trout on every cast. The best luck I had was at the far end opposite the day use boat ramp. Head for the ‘rock slide’ at the northwest end then troll along that entire side about 30 to 50 ft. from the bank. Spinners probably work good but #10 olive and black streamer patterns work the best i.e. wooly buggers trolled slow subsurface. Apparently there are brown trout and kokanee in the lake as well but I have yet to catch any. If you are a fly fisherman you should try to be there during the Hexagenia hatch or big yellow mayfly. These are among the largest mayflies at over 1” long! Look for these around the 4th of July. There is camping and a store. The only bummer about the place is that you pay a fee at the gate then another one for day use but on a glorious day of fishing in the mountains it’s worth it.