Crane Prairie Update 7/26/19

Fish are in the channels seeking the coldest water in the lake, be sure to utilize your depth finder and locate those deepers spots. We like to focus on the holes and outside bends to find the coldest water possible where those fish will hold. Fish will cruise the channels but I wouldn’t wait around …

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Crane Prairie Update 7/18/19

We are entering the prime season on Crane Prairie Reservoir. Fish are beginning to concentrate in cool waters of the various channels that thread the bottom of one of the area’s favorite stillwater fisheries. We spend much of our time fishing indicator rigs this time of year, so we can consistently and accurately target specific …

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Crane Prairie Update 7/5/19

Things are continuing to warm up on Crane and we are starting to increase our focus on the channels. Damsel activity is also increasing so it is worth spending some time in the trees with a slow stripped Damsel nymph. There are a some Callibaetis around and we’ve seen some sporadic success on the surface …

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Crane Prairie Update 6/28/19

We’re seeing warmer and warmer water temperatures on Crane and getting to the point of putting a greater focus on fishing the channels. There are still fish throughout the lake, but they’re starting to concentrate in the deeper water, which is a great place to start the day in hopes for a few quick fish. …

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Crane Prairie Update 6/19/19

Crane has continued to fish well, and we are starting to see more in the way of summer-like conditions as the water warms. It isn’t quite warm enough to push the fish into the channels, so there is still opportunity to find fish in various areas of the lake. Chironomids and balanced leeches have been …

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Crane Prairie Update 6/10/19

The great spring fishing we saw on Crane has led right into a fantastic start to the summer season for one of the area’s most sought after stillwater fisheries. We’ve been consistently receiving reports from our guides and shop customers of excellent fishing, and there is no reason it should slow down anytime soon. We’re …

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Crane Prairie Update 5/29/19

The fishing on Crane has remained pretty steady and we are catching good numbers of high quality Rainbows. Most of the fish continue to come below an indicator, although a slow-stripped Leech pattern has also provided success. We’ve been fishing a variety of water types, and have found concentrations of feeding fish in the shallows, …

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Crane Prairie Update 5/17

Excitement is building for local stillwater fanatics as the lakes warm and fish activity picks up. Crane is starting to come into its own, and while some cooler weather this week may change things up, our guides have been having great early season days searching for big Rainbows. Feeding fish can still be tricky to …

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