Crane Prairie Update 5/23

The warm weather has been good for the fishing on the Cascade Lakes, and while the fish in Crane are still spread out fishing has been improving steadily! We’ve had multiple guides reporting solid days with good numbers of fish. We haven’t been seeing an overwhelming number of the large fish the lake can produce …

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Crane Prairie Update 5/16

Warm spring days and lots of sunshine mean that the Cascade Lakes are starting to heat up, as is the fishing. We’ve had several guides up on Crane in the past week who have been reporting solid days and consistent fishing. The most challenging aspect to catching fish in the coming weeks will continue to …

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Crane Prairie Update 5/9/18

Early season conditions mean the fish up on Crane are still spread out, but we have been seeing increasing success as spring progresses. We’ve had several guides out on Crane recently reporting solid days with quality fish. The preferred strategy continues to focus on covering water to find fish, and staying on them once you …

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Crane Prairie- Early Season

As is to be expected, the early season fishing on Crane has remained slow. With the fish scattered, the best strategy is to cover water with an intermediate line and leech pattern or wooly bugger. If you find an area that is holding fish, fishing chironomids or balanced leeches under an indicator will likely produce …

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Crane Prairie Opener update

Early season on Crane Prairie can be tough, with fish spread throughout the lake expect fishing to be relatively slow for the next few weeks. As the water continues to warm, fish will congregate in the deeper channels and fishing should improve. That being said, there is still opportunity to catch fish. Slow stripping wooly …

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Crane Prairie Update 10/4

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° …

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Crane Prairie Update

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 …

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Crane Prairie Update

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 …

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Crane Update

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 …

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Central Oregon Lakes Update

Crane Prairie- The water temps on Crane are definitely starting to rise. Fishing early in the morning and late in the afternoon can be effective in the shallows. If not, fishing the channels during the heat of the day will be your best into getting into some fish. Make sure you check the weather report …

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