The Lava Lakes were created by lava flows that trapped water from springs in the north east side of the lake. While the lava flows are clearly old, fishing is alive and well. The Lava Lakes are just a couple of the areas that hold Lake Trout in Central Oregon. If you haven't had a chance to go after large bull trout or mackinaw (lake trout), these lakes provides a great opportunity.
Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations and Emergency Rules for this area.
Our Little Lava and Big Lava 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 Little Lava and Big Lava Lake!