Hosmer Lake — Central Oregon Fly Fishing

a giant bow on hosmer lake

Hosmer remains a favorite of ours due to the consistently good fishing and excellent hatches.

In many ways Hosmer is like fishing a very slow spring creek, especially when you are working through the channels.

Hosmer is really two lakes and a small upper pond connected by a Y shaped channel, and fed by numerous springs and a robust snow melt creek coming out of the mountains.

Once known as Oregon’s only Atlantic Salmon fishery, it is now a spot where anglers can count on good catches of Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Crane Prairie stock Rainbow Trout growing to over 25 inches.

Summer hatches are intense with Callibaetis and Damsels attracting most of the attention. ODFW wisely chose to stop stocking the Atlantic Salmon several years ago and the trout population seems to be as good as ever.

Go early or late to avoid the abundant crowds that use the lake for kayaking.