East Lake has a variety of fishing opportunities for kokanee, rainbow trout, and large browns. This lake is the place to be in the summer, it's busy and has a great hatch during the summer. Just after ice out, the southern side of the lake is ripe for hungry rainbows and big browns in the evening. On the north side, the lake is nearly 160' deep and provides home to a large number of kokanee. Large browns can be hunted on the south side of the lake in the summer once the large underwater grasses have grown in.
Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations and Emergency Rules for this area.
Our East Lake fishing maps show areas we love to fish. If you've never fished here before these are great places to start.
The flies we've listed below are some of the locals favorites for this section of the water. If you're interested in learning to tie these flies, we've included links to show you how!
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There's nothing better than community based reports from people that are on the water! If you're seeing reports from local fly shops and guides please take some time to visit their shops or websites!
Be sure to check out nearby fishing spots, they're less than 15 miles away from East Lake!