Crane was tough this week with the Full Moon

Crane Prairie Reservoir - Sunriver, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

Crane was tough this week with the Full Moon. We got fish, but noticed the morning bite was best and that it died in the afternoon. With that moon phase going away I’d say Crane is on the upswing and definitely worth fishing.

There were a lot of chironomids hatching this week and pupa’s showed up in the throat pump samples often. Black and Olive #16-#18. Balanced Leeches, Water Boatman, Scuds and Dragonfly Nymphs are good for sure. Keep those on your mind and in your box for the Fall on all the lakes.