Crane Update 07-01-2020

Fishing has been good out on Crane. The water level is staying consistent for us and the fish are happy. Some algae is blooming and parts of the lake are going to be worse than others. Even with that algae in the top two feet of the water column deeper down is still cold and …

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Crane Update 06-19-2020

The water temp is starting to rise a bit, and the fish are heading out to the channels. Quinn, and Rock Creek has been producing fish. Fishing under the indicator with Balanced Leeches and damsel nymphs has been the ticket to ride, colors include black & olive, black leeches, and olive damsels. For dry fly …

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Crane Update

Crane Prairie Much of the same on Crane with fish slowly moving out of the flats to find more food and cooler temps in the channels. Callibaetis have been spotted but I haven’t heard of a decent hatch coming off quite yet. Damsels are also on the brain and should be showing up soon, we …

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Crane Prairie Update 05/13/20

Good numbers of fish and fishermen have been seen up at Crane recently. Fishing has remained consistent though, with many trout being hooked under indicators and on the retrieve. Leech patterns in black and olive have been the go-to when it comes to the big attractor flies. Fishing under an indicator is a good way …

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Crane Prairie Update 4/24

The lake is now open, and the ramps are available to use but all “facilities” are closed, meaning there are no restrooms, trash bins or docks. The Deschutes National Forest remains in “lock down” mode. So be aware that ramp access could still fluctuate. The initial fishing reports are good, with very active fish eating …

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Crane Update 09-20-2019

Crane has remained the lake of choice for my guides this last week. We have had some great days despite wet and cold weather. The Kokanee are getting colored up and have been pushing higher into the main channels to spawn in large numbers. The trout are spreading back out and although the channels are …

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Crane Prairie Update 8/19/19

Crane has continued to fish well, and is producing consistent numbers of quality fish that are tough to match at the moment. The water temperatures are plenty warm to have pushed the fish into the channels, and nymphing Chironomids, Leeches, and small Mayfly patterns below an indicator have been the ticket. Make sure to stay …

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Crane Update 08/05/19

The lake is heating up and those fish have moved down as deep as they can go. Keys to success will be finding those channels and fishing them well. My Guides will find a channel, mark each side of it with small buoys and then position the boat in a way so you are able …

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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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