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Crane Prairie Reservoir

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Share:We are continuing to spend plenty of time on Crane this Fall as it is a great fall fishing destination. As of this week, we are seeing water temps starting to drop. In some areas, the water temp has dropped to 41°. However, in other areas of the lake, the water temps range from 45° to 51°. So needless to say, things are getting COLD! There are still a few callibaetis hanging around and hatching…

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Share:As we get more and more into the Fall, the Cascade Lakes continue to transition. With water temps on Crane measuring between 45-51 degrees, the fish are scattered and getting ready to gorge for the winter. If you find the fish, it will be a great time! We have still been focusing our efforts on fishing dry droppers or a double nymph rig in the channels. Our go-to dry has still been the size 10…

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Share:Well, well, well, it looks like as if winter is knocking right on our front door. It is easy to say that we are going through some transitional phases as weather and seasons change. This means that the fisheries are going through a similar change. The water temps on Crane Prairie have been all over the place, going from high temps to low temps, and back to moderate temps. This is the time we like…

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Share:The bobber fishing on Crane has begun to get a little tougher. It seems as the lake is transitioning again and there is a algae bloom happening again by Rock Creek and Quinn. It is a long, stringy, algae that tends to stick to your flies, leader, and line. This gets quite frustrating so it gives us the opportunity to go explore the lake some more. The algae by Rock Creek and Quinn pushed us…

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Crane Prairie Reservoir

Long Horned Caddis

LaFontine Cased Caddis Larva 8-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Herl Nypmp 8-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Beadhead Rock Roller Larva 8-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Sparkle Pupa 10-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Soft Hackle Pupa 10-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Sedge Pupa 10-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Elk Hair Caddis 10-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Goddard Caddis 10-16 Afternoon/
Evening
Diving Caddis 10-16 Afternoon/
Evening

Callibaetis

Pheasant Tail Nymph 12-16 Afternoon
Poxyback Callibaetis Nymph 12-16 Afternoon
Trigger Nymph Callibaetis 12-16 Afternoon
Pablo's Cripple Callibaetis 12-16 Afternoon
Hackle Stacker Callibaetis 12-16 Afternoon
Thorax Callibaetis 12-16 Afternoon

Gray Drake

Pheasant Tail Nymph 6-10 Afternoon
Hare's Ear Nymph 6-10 Afternoon
Marabou PT Nymph 6-10 Afternoon
Parachute Adams 6-10 Afternoon
Comparadun Gray 6-10 Afternoon
Adams 6-10 Afternoon

Tricos

Pheasant Tail Nymph 18-22 Afternoon/
Evening
Olive Hair's Ear Nymph 18-22 Afternoon/
Evening
Serendipity Nymph 18-22 Afternoon/
Evening
Little Olive Parachute 18-22 Afternoon/
Evening
CDC Trico Emerger 18-22 Afternoon/
Evening
Trico Poly Spiner 18-22 Afternoon/
Evening

Midges

Criscross Chronimid Larva 10-14 Afternoon
Ice Cream Cone Larva 10-16 Afternoon
Chan's Chronimid Larva 10-16 Afternoon
Chan's Frostbite Chronimid Pupa 10-16 Afternoon
Redbutt Buzzer Pupa 10-16 Afternoon
Thurman's Blood Geyser Pupa 10-16 Afternoon

Damselflies

Marabou Damsel Nymph 8-12 Morning/
Afternoon
Idyl's Dainty Damsel Nymph 8-12 Morning/
Afternoon
Scott's Damsel Dirtty Nymph 8-12 Morning/
Afternoon
Paul's Horny Damsel 8-12 Morning/
Afternoon
Adult Damsel Olive 8-12 Morning/
Afternoon
Adult Damsel Blue 8-12 Morning/
Afternoon

Dragonflies

Otter's Dragon Nymph 8 Morning/
Afternoon
Idyl's Fat Ass Dragon Nymph 8 Morning/
Afternoon
Sparkle Furry Dragon Nymph 6 Morning/
Afternoon

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