Crane Prairie Reservoir Fish Report for 7-24-2021
All the same surface temps in the mid-70’s
Crane Prairie Reservoir - Sunriver, OR (Deschutes County)
by The Fly Fishers Place
Sadly, I went to Crane Prairie on Tuesday with my friend Phil. When we launched at Rock Creek at 8:30AM the water temps were already 72. By time we left at 1 they were almost 78.
I use a fish hawk water temperature thermometer and it reads water temps at 5 for increments. Meaning, if I was in 13 feet of water the reading I got was at the surface, down 5 and down 10. So, I don’t know exactly what the bottom temp was but the lowest recording I got from a 10 foot reading was 69. We took readings in Rock Creek Channel, Quinn Channel in a few places and Cultus Channel in a few places. All the same surface temps in the mid-70’s and mostly the same bottom temps in the high-60’s to low-70’s.
I would give Crane a serious rest now if you want to see healthy fish there later. Algae bloom is still fairly thick too.
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Saturday, July 24th
Metolius River: The Metolius continues to be our bread and butter,
Crooked River: The Crooked River remains a good place to fish as flows are stable for now
Deschutes River- Lower: The Lower Deschutes has a split story
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Report
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is fishing really well for us
Fall River: Fall River is good
Santiam River ( North Fork) : The Upper North Santiam is a really good place to go now
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Saturday, July 10th
Metolius River: The Metolius is fishing mostly very well
Crooked River: The Crooked is running well from Bowman Dam
Fall River: Fall River is getting better on the dry fly action during the heat
McKenzie River: We had an incredibly good week floating and fishing the McKenzie
Three Creek Lake: A Red Hippie Stomper with a Callibaetis nymph is a killer combo
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
: Crane Prairie is showing signs of life in the channels
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