Fishing Twin Lakes
Locals do well angling near the shorelines early and late in the day using bait, flies, or lures. The best bait fishing is along the west shore in the deeper holes using red eggs, power bait, or marshmallows and worms suspended just off the bottom. Rooster Tails, Panther Martins, and dark flies trolled slowly or cast toward shore catch many fish. Fly-fishing is most effective near shore as there are some good hatches of mayflies, caddis, damsels, and flying ants. A boat or float tube is best for fishing on the lake, due to the limited space for back casts.
The fishing at South Twin Lake has improved tremendously in the past few years after a 1987 poisoning by ODFW to eliminate rough fish. Consistent stocking of fingerlings and legal-size rainbow trout has resulted in an excellent fishery. The largest recorded rainbow to come out of South Twin was over 13.5 pounds. The trout average 10 to 14 inches, with 18-inch fish common.
Central Zone Regulations apply to both lakes.
Twin Lakes Flies