Fishing in Central Oregon

Crane Prairie Reservoir

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Hi All- I'm new to the forum and relatively new to Oregon so hoping to get some feedback from folks that know the area. I have the opportunity to pick up a drift boat for a good price, but I have no experience with rowing a drift boat or raft. I do a bit of fishing on the Lower Deschutes...
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Was thinking about trying summit lake with the kayak. I know the road to get there from Crescent is rough. Anyone done any fishing up there? Would probably be looking for mackinaw. One source I found mentions kokanee, but I haven't see that mentioned anywhere else. Fingers crossed the...
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Made it to Wickiup on Friday afternoon and set up camp. We were on the Very western tip just away from the springs. Primitive Fished crane Saturday and caught one bass, saw lots of trout, hooked up on one and lost it, had another hit a panther Martin Fished the creeks back at camp and...
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I just launched a new site to help new anglers and those new to the area spend less time doing research and more time fishing. I'm always looking for helping hands to add more content and pointers, feel free to check it out and let me know your thoughts! http://www.rifflemap.com Thanks, John...
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Moored at Lake Simtustus I hauled the boat over the mountains and tied up at Lake Simtustus. This year we will be away from the saltwater, wind and fog. We plan on warm sunny days that are spent with light trout gear. We will be dragging out and dusting off the fly rods and green wooly...
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Does anyone know if some of the high lakes in the central zone, like the century drive lakes are accessible yet? Someone I talked to yesterday that you can get to Davis Lake now, I might cruise up there and do some recon with the float tube tomorrow. Wickiup opens on the 22nd of this month...
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I'm trying to get in one last Kokanee trip for the season and was thinking about hitting up East Lake. I've never targeted kokanee there - any suggestions? Not looking for secret spots, but any general advice on location, hardware or tactics would be really helpful. I'm setup for trolling and...
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6AM-9:30AM. 1/2 worm. 1/8th oz pinch on. find them on the meter.
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Going to Big Cultus 1st week of June. Any help on which end of the lake to fish would be most appreciated, or any other ideas. Looking for Mac's mostly. Thanks in advance.
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trying to target Kokanee up the meticulous arm this weekend. What should I troll? Jig? Thank you in advance as I would really like to get the smell of skunk off my rod after last weekend at prineville res.
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Hey there folks, I've been pretty much gone for last 8-9 months, it's been a bit rough on the fishing time since my second one was born last summer. However, hoping to make up for the lost time this year. I've got a cabin booked in Prineville state park next weekend, a buddy of mine has another...
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Just got campsites reserved, for a summer fishing trip to Lake Billy Chinook (LBC). It's an annual trip, with some buddies. We pick a different lake, each year. It'll be my first time at LBC, which is exciting! There will be 7 of us; and 3 boats. We will be there, the last weekend in June. We...
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Heading over to Paulina for a few days to jig for kokes. I have no experience with that water so any help is welcome. Any good lure suggestions? I don't have downriggers so it's over the side. If i can't produce any Kokanee I'll go for Browns & Bows. Any help is good. Thanks....
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Seeking fishing holes in Post, Oregon. Folklore is there is a pond or lake that hardly anyone knows about.
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Did anyone make it to Crane for opening weekend, was wondering how the snow pack was around the Quinn River area? Chuck
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Hello all, I'm back. It's been a long time since I've been on this forum, I've been very busy. I live in Springfield, but I'm going on a short vacation during spring break in sunriver. Any fishing information about that place would be much appreciated. I am a spinfisher, and bank only. I have...
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Stopped by to fish the deschutes river just off the highway at warm springs. fished till 4 and caught 1 native rainbow trout and a couple whitefish. and something weird happend, I decided to throw a fly (prince nymph) and caught a Sucker!!!! it was about 5 pounds. I know they are bottom feeders...
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I will be spending a week in Bend next summer, end of July and I am wanting to catch some of the native trout in their native drainages. I will probably be driving in along the John Day River and hope to fish one of its tributaries for West Slope Cutthroat. While in Bend I would like to target...
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Kokanee running 13-17 inches they have moved out to 20 foot plus water surface is running 65. Rainbows are getting big even the clipped fins. Lots of rainbows breaking 20 inchs. Browns.. Lots more this year and some big ones. This one I caught Saturday. My boat (catching and releasing just...
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