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Hosmer Update 9/19/18

Now that the warmest days of summer are behind us the crowds are starting to thin on Hosmer. There is still plenty of paddle traffic, especially on the weekends, so don’t expect to have the lake to yourself, but most weekdays it is possible to work around the paddlers and get some decent fishing in. …

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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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East Lake Update 9/12/18

With the cooler weather the fishing on East has gotten a little more friendly to those of us who prefer to target fish in the shallower areas of the lake or on dries. On some days the best fishing is still in the deeper water with long leaders and deep nymph rigs, but fish which …

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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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East Lake Update 8/30/18

It’s the same story as it has been on East, which is fishing  fairly well for those fishing deeper water with long leaders and slip indicators. The fish in East have seen a wide assortment of flies this year, and have gotten pretty picky. Fly selection has become an increasingly important factor as a result, …

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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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Cascade Lakes' Trout

East Lake Update 8/24/18

We’re seeing more of the same up on East Lake, with good fishing to be had for those who are willing to adjust tactics and target fish in deeper water with subsurface flies. The most productive way to get into fish has been fishing deep below an indicator with Callibaetis nymphs and Chironomids. It is …

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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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