Crane Prairie Closing Day

A quick reminder for everyone: today is the last day of the season to fish Crane. It was a great year for us, we’ll be reminiscing on the many great days and fish we saw on one of the areas most beautiful reservoirs. The fishery did not disappoint and produced good numbers of the amazing …

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Crane Prairie Update 10/4/18

There are some incredible fish coming out of Crane Prairie, but they aren’t coming easily. Fish are spread throughout the lake, and our guides are finding just as many fish in the shallower parts of the lake as in the channels. Covering water is key to finding an area of concentrated fish, so slow stripping …

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Crane Prairie Update 9/19/18

It’s definitely Fall on the Cascade lakes and with the cooler weather we’ve seen water temperatures begin to drop pretty dramatically. As a result, fish are moving out of the channels, so covering water to find fish is often the first priority upon putting the boat on the water. Leech patterns and Wooly Buggers on …

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Crane Prairie Update 9/12/18

Crane has continued to fish well, and with the fish concentrated in the channels there is good opportunity to find consistent action and some nice Rainbows. Getting flies near the bottom in the deeper parts of the lake is key to finding fish. As for fly selection, we are seeing the most consistent success on …

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Crane Prairie Update 9/6

We have continued to see some awesome fishing on Crane, which is without a doubt the best lake to be fishing in the area right now. All of the fish are packed into the channels and putting flies a foot or two off of the bottom should provide consistent action. Fishing is best anytime there …

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Crane Prairie Update 8/30/18

Crane Prairie can’t be beat as far as fishing the Cascade Lakes goes for now. Fish are heavily concentrated in the channels, and with the correct presentation there has been consistent action throughout the day. We see better fishing when there is wind to create a little chop on the lake, and afternoons tend to …

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Crane Prairie Update 8/24/18

The fishing on Crane has been improving every week, and our guides are having some great days and bringing good numbers of quality fish to the net. With the warm water temperatures, fish are almost exclusively in the channels, and using an indicator to get buggy nymph patterns and Chironomids a foot or two above …

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Crane Prairie Update 8/17/18

Summer is in full swing on Crane Prairie, and with fish concentrated in the channels we have shifted our focus from finding fish to fly selection and achieving a proper presentation. A variety of Midges, Leeches, and a few remaining Callibaetis and Damsels are the most prominent food sources, with various combinations of subsurface patterns …

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