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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Crane Prairie Update 5/10

The lake is open and fishing reports have ranged from fair to excellent. Access is now open on both sides of the lake. Crane can be notoriously tough early season as fish are spread out through the lake. Make sure to cover a lot of water until you find fish. Stripping leeches, baitfish patterns and …

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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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