Dates: 23rd-25th of April 2021.
Essential Details: First group of the year on the ranch. Hungry fish!
Are you itching for a little adventure to kick off the 2021 fishing season? Look no further! We have locked in prime dates for Grindstone Lakes, a beautiful fishing oasis located in the middle of the Oregon desert. About an hour and a half East of Bend, nestled in the heart of the GI Ranch, you will find five wonderfully stocked lakes, chocked full of hard fighting trout!
Grindstone Lakes has been a destination, "pay to play" fishery for over three decades.
It is in the middle of nowhere, disconnected from the outside world- but filled with hefty trout, delicious food, and fantastic accommodations. There was a beautiful lodge on the property in the past, but unfortunately- it is no longer standing. However, they have set up a great camp with propane heated tents, heated showers, running toilets, and delicious chow. The tents sleep two and come with a cot and sleeping pad. You need to bring your sleeping bag and pillow, but the sleeping arrangements are excellent! The tents alone are heavy-duty and tall enough for the tallest to stand in without bumping their head.
During your three days, you will have seven meals provided. Neal and his team at Grindstone Lakes make sure that you are full and sustained so you can focus on the fishing to be had. The meals are plentiful and made just right! Something to be said about the smell of burgers wafting across the lake while you are hooking into trophy trout. Release the fish, and head to the bank for a delicious, hot meal.
We are fortunate to lock down the first weekend of the year! These early dates can bring some curious weather at just under 5,000 feet of elevation. However, we will be the first group out on the ranch, so those trout with be eager to eat flies! Fishing is best out of a floatation device, so most use pontoon boats. If you do not have a pontoon, there are some available or use at the ranch. If you have one, feel free to bring it. The same goes with a drift boat- just no motor, please!
There are limited spots available for fishing at Grindstone, so if you are interested in going, please contact Kyle.
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