Crane Prairie Fishing Report

Crane Prairie Reservoir - Sunriver, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

For the most part, everyone I spoke to said Crane Prairie was challenging last week. Full Moon? Too much bright sun? nearly 10 degree water temperature fluctuations daily? I’m not sure…. We caught fish up there on Brown Leeches on a hover line for the most part, but it wasn’t what I expected. I ran into an old friend in the Quinn Channel and he said he had very hot fishing for a short time on a Tan Chironomid #18. 

When we did fish indicators I ended up going to the Loon yarn indicator because the fish were taking so softly that the yarn is a better indicator for soft takes. 

There has been a pretty good callibaetis hatch on the Deschutes side mid day. Fish are looking up for them and you’ll need a spinner for your mix of dries 100%! If you tie, tie them on a Tiemco 102Y #17.

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