Fishing is Good At Crane

Crane Prairie Reservoir - Sunriver, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Fishing is good at Crane Prairie. The fish are almost all stacked into the channels where cool water can be found. Dry fly action is inconsistent; however, a terrestrial or small callibaetis can receive attention around dawn or dusk. We’ve moved towards fishing more chironomids and balanced leeches, they perform better in the channels. Callibaetis are still effective, size 18 has been working well. Dark assassins in size 16 or 18 have also been killing it. Damsels are best in shallower areas, although they still can receive some attention in the channels. Stripping leeches can be good, a sinking line will help out a lot. The forecast is still looking promising for some cooler temperatures. If this holds true and we receive some precipitation, then the lakes will see some much needed cooler water temperatures.

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

Recommended Nymphs: Bruised Ballanced Leech #14, Two Bit Hooker #16-18, 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, Callabaetis Nymph #16-18, Balanced Damsel #14, Dainty Damsel #14, Scotts Damsel #14

More Reports

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, July 16th, 2021

Deschutes River- Lower: The Lower Deschutes has been fishing fairly well
Twin Lake South: Twin Lakes are fishing well
Lava Lake: Lava Lakes fishing is poor
Metolius River: The Metolius has been fishing well
Crooked River: Crooked River fishing has been fair
Deschutes River- Upper: The Upper Deschutes has been fishing well
Fall River: The cool spring fed waters have been resilient to the heat
East Lake: The action on East Lake has been decent
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report

Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, July 9th, 2021

Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing Has Been Decent
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Has Been Good
Deschutes River- Upper: The Upper Deschutes Has Been Fishing Well