Crane Prairie is fishing well

Crane Prairie Reservoir - Sunriver, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Crane Prairie is fishing well. The Cascades Lakes Highway is still closed from Mt. Bachelor down to the Snow Creek Ranger Station. The Crane Prairie Resort boat ramp is still the only accessible boat ramp, so access is not ideal. The cooler weather may slow the fish down slightly but they’ll still be eating. It looks like this week may have a few cool rainy days up there but overall it looks warmer than last week, so fishing will likely be more productive. We’ve heard that balanced leeches have been the ticket. A variation of small midge and chironomid patterns have been getting bites as well, size 20 - 16 should get the job done. It seems that indicators are the way to go, we haven’t heard much about getting bites on the strip. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a shot though. Fishing at Crane is only going to get better and better as we move through spring.

Recommended Dries: Chubby Chernobyl Patriot and Purple #12-14, Para- Cricket #16-12

Recommended Nymphs: Bruised Balanced Leech #14, Two Bit Hooker #20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Super Sinker #16-18, bead wing midge #18-20, Red Pheasant Tail #14-18, Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Red Ice Cream Cone #12-16

More Reports

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, April 23rd

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Opening conditions on Crane are excellent
South Twin Lake: The road to South Twin is open and access is good
Lower Deschutes River: The red-sides are active and fiesty on the Lower Deschutes
Metolius River: It’s an amazing time to be at the Metolius
Crooked River: The water levels are up to 311 CFS on the Crooked
Fall River: Fall River is fishing well

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, April 16th

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report 4/16/21
Twin Lake South: Twin Lakes Fishing Report 4/16/21
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes Fishing Report
Metolius River: Metolius Fishing Report 4/16/21
Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing Report 4/16/21
Fall River: Fall River Fishing Report 4/16/21