Mixed reports for Crane

Crane Prairie Reservoir - Sunriver, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fly and Field

by Fly and Field Outfitters

We have been getting some mixed reports for Crane. Some say it’s been very slow, some say it’s been excellent. Judging from that, it seems that the fishing is good; however, the fish are selective and slightly stubborn. Crane Prairie resort boat ramp and the Quinn River boat ramp are the only two open ramps. Quinn river has reduced parking for tree removal. If you’ve been up there recently you’ll know that midges are the most prominent hatch. The majority of fish seem to be getting caught on very small midge patterns fished under an indicator, no larger than size 20. We’ve also heard good things about olive balanced leech patterns. Stripping has not been mentioned much around the shop but it’s always worth a shot. As we move through spring the fish should start to channel up more, and fishing will likely pick up quite a bit.

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

Recommended Nymphs: Bruised Ballanced 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

South twin fishing has been pretty good
Twin Lake South

As far as we know, North Twin Lake is still not accessible. If you are able to get out there...... Read More

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, April 30th

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie is fishing well
South Twin Lake: There has been decent activity at South Twin
Lower Deschutes River: Fishing the Lower has been extremely productive
Metolius River: Fishing has been great at the Metolius
Crooked River: The fishing has been consistent on the Crooked River
Fall River: The Fall River has been fishing great