Here is a beautiful 10 pound trout caught this spring at Canyon Creek Ranch in Mitchell, Oregon. This 13 acre lake has beautiful trout ranging in size from 16 inches up to these beautiful, feisty monsters. Fly fishing only, catch and release, barbless hooks...makes for quite a fun day of fishing. There is also a 2-acre bass and bluegill pond on the property that is great for fishing poppers. And, you're truly in beautiful high-desert country. One of the unique aspects of this lake is that you need to drive through the majestic Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This makes for a really fun, beautiful day or weekend. And the air? OMG, the sage and juniper really perfumes the air. And, it's nice to get out of the valley rain!
To fish this private lake, you book through The Fly Fishers Place in Sisters, Oregon. Very nice group of guys, but you don't need a guide to fish.
In the Picture: Peggy Long