East Lake Update 11-15-2019

Quick update from East and Paulina; fishing has been good for the browns in shallower water, the Kokanee are still spawning, and the rainbows are fattening up for winter. Stripping wooly buggers along the banks or nymphing either under an indicator or with a dry dropper rig have all been working well. The gate up …

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East Lake Update 11-04-2019

The fishing is picking up on east. The brown trout are getting aggressive and territorial as they push into shallower water to get ready for the spawn. The Kokanee are colored up in full spawning mode along the edges of the lake in groups of 5 to 50, often trailed by a few persistent  trout …

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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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Cascade Lakes' Trout

East Lake Update 8/19/19

The Callibaetis hatch is still in full swing on East, and while there are plenty of flies around the fish have grown much more selective in what they are willing to take. Dry fly fishing in particular becomes substantially more difficult as high fishing pressure leads fish to carefully evaluate each potential meal before committing …

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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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East Update 08/05/19

With the warmer weather forecasted into early next week and light wind in the evenings the callibaetis hatch should still be prevalent. Although I have heard that the fish are getting picky so changing flies, good presentations and 5x-6x will be key to success.  For those willing to commit start with 5x tippet off a …

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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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East Lake Update 7/26/19

Callibaetis are still the ticket up there with bugs coming off in the mornings and throughout the day. Ill fish a cripple pattern on 5x when the hatch starts and switch to an adult later in the morning. Once we find fish that are feeding it can take a couple fly changes to dial in …

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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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