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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Crane Prairie Update 7/25/18

Crane has been fishing well, with good numbers of quality fish becoming a more regular occurrence as they move into the channels and become easier to target. A variety of tactics are working, Damsels, Chironomids, Callibaetis, and terrestrials are all viable food sources. Slow stripping Damsels along weed beds can still produce some good numbers …

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Crane Prairie Update 7/11/18

The algae bloom continues to be the greatest challenge on Crane, but there are still plenty of opportunities to find fish in the right areas. With calm, warm weather in the forecast the bloom will most likely continue to be an issue in the coming weeks. However, it will be concentrated in certain areas and …

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Crane Prairie Update 7/7/18

Crane has been experiencing some fairly significant algae blooms, and the biggest challenge is trying to find clear water with feeding fish. With the water continuing to warm, we are starting to see more fish move into the channels, and in the deeper areas of the lake it is possible to get flies below the …

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Crane Prairie Update 6/27/18

Crane has been fishing fairly well, the biggest challenge has been finding the areas where the fish are consistently feeding on the Damsels that have been out in good numbers. As always look for fish cruising in shallows near weed beds and close to structure for the Damsels to crawl on. Fish have been moving …

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