East Lake Professional Review and Guide
"Fly fishing possibilities are almost limitless at East Lake. This combines with the short drive from central Oregon’s major cities to make East Lake a favorite still water. A roundabout reason for catch and release angling has helped this fishery. A few years back, higher than average levels of mercury were found in East Lake fish. The Health Department recommended not eating them.
Almost overnight, East Lake transformed into a great catch and release lake, and sizes and numbers of fish improved dramatically. East Lake is about 1,000 acres and more than 170 feet deep in the middle. Water stays cool at this elevation, even in summer. Unlike its nearby cousin, Paulina Lake, East has vast, weedy, and shallow shoreline areas. Scuds, leeches, chironomids, mayflies, caddis, and damsels grow in these warmer areas. Types of Fish: Rainbow, brown, and a few brook trout, Atlantic salmon. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."