Probably a little late. I was there this last saturday, 8/22. Very nice hot day with minimal wind. We trolled around all day with some home made "wedding rings", and threw some jigs at the jumpers. didn't catch anything but some chub, and some very small trout. I did see someone catch a kokanee jigging, but that was the one and only time. Beautiful lake but I hear East lake is a bit better right now...
Oregon Department of Human Services issues a health advisory for Paulina Lake
by The Oregonian
Thursday August 27, 2009, 11:29 AM
Abnormally high algae levels in Paulina Lake have led the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Deschutes County Health Department to issue a health advisory.
Water monitoring revealed blue-green algae in the lake, which is located about 25 miles south of Bend in the caldera of Newberry Volcano. According to Curtis Cude of DHS, these algae can create toxins that are harmful to humans and animals.
Skin contact with the water is dangerous, and drinking it is particularly hazardous. Cude says that boiling, filtering or treating the water has no effect on its safety.
Exposure to these toxins can elicit symptoms such as numbness, tingling and dizziness and cause breathing or heart problems. Children and pets are especially at risk.
Authorities say that recreational activities around the lake are still safe, as is boating, provided vessels travel at speeds that don't create excessive water spray. DHS says the public will be alerted when the safety advisory is withdrawn.
For more information, contact DHS toll-free at 1-877-290-6767.