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Wickiup Reservoir

Most of us know that fishing at Sheeps Bridge and on Wickiup this time of year can produce large, healthy rainbows and brown trout. With trout following the kokanee spawn, fly fishing tactics can become rather rudimentary, fishing with beads, eggs, san juan worms, etc.  This is a great time to go out and chase some big fish and have some fun. Please keep in mind when you are out there to respect other anglers, respect…

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 before heading out! Getting stuck out on Crane during lightning and thunder can happen quickly, given the size and openness…

Fish the big bomber chironomids off the drop off in the mornings. Cali’s in the mid day. Dry dropper or cast and strip with intermediate lines. If you indicator fish. Fish heavy nymphs and fish faster than you would at Crane. They want it moving.  Streamers and leeches in the evening.

Wickiup is still very full! The fishing is starting to pick up a bit but it is still not fishing the way we want. If you opt to go to Wickiup over the other lakes, fishing under the bobber will be your best bet. Go to flies have been ice cream cones, callibaetis nymphs, and dark assassins. Stripping streamers near the river can be effective as well.  We want the water to come down just…

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