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Paulina Lake- the neighbor of beloved East Lake

Nestled in the Newberry Caldera, Paulina Lake is just a few miles before East Lake. The lakes are close in size, with Paulina coming in just bigger than East Lake. Newberry Caldera is roughly 25 miles south of Bend and hosts abundant opportunities for year-round exploration. Paulina Lake formed after 500,000 years of volcanic activity and is the result of a collapsed caldera. Paulina Lake is over 1500 acres and over 250 feet deep at its deepest point! Both caldera lakes have no inlets, so they are dependent on snowmelt, rain, and hot springs.

The Insider Scoop

Paulina Lake can provide some excellent fishing opportunities. Just a short drive and boat launch away from Bend, you can find yourself pursuing brown trout, rainbow trout, or Kokanee. Paulina lake holds the state record brown trout, an enormous 29-pound brown trout, and has the state record Kokanee, weighing in at just over four pounds. If you are looking to fish around Paulina Lake, your best bet is fishing out of a boat or similar floatation device. Here at Fly & Field Outfitters, we have several expert Oregon fishing guides. So whether you’re looking for the latest intel and a few bugs, or a fully catered day with a guide, we have you covered. Schedule an East Lake guided fly fishing trip today so that you can get ALL of the local tips and info on Fly Fishing the beautiful Cascade Lakes. Call us at 1-866-800-2812 to book now.

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