Cold day at Crane Prairie

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NKlamerus

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Do I pick the worst conditions or what? Was sunny and warm here 2 weeks ago, and it's going to be about 75 there on Sunday..........

We arrived about noon and it was 42 degrees with cold fronts blowing across the lake about 15mph.

We stayed on the south side and never saw a single fish up shallow, water was about 52 degrees

Caught 3 Bass and a catfish, all tight to structure, dropshot and chatterbait

Really wanted to get out and see the major part of the lake but the wind would occasionally blow the chop up to 1-2'

Camping this weekend is going to be PACKED, saw at least a thousand people heading east up 58 as we came home..most of the lake already had campers and boats

Snowed and rained on us while we were out there, I threw my rain gear in my truck at the last minute and I am so glad I did.

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troutdude

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Great report!!! Nice pics too. And you didn't get skunked. Well done. I had no idea that CP held any cats.

How was the water level? It looked low in one pic. But looked normal in other pics.
 

NKlamerus

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Great report!!! Nice pics too. And you didn't get skunked. Well done. I had no idea that CP held any cats.

How was the water level? It looked low in one pic. But looked normal in other pics.
I've never been there before, but I would say it looked full to me? Water is pretty much at large vegetation

Does it drain in the winter?

One of the photos was of Davis lake, which did look really low, any explanation for all the dead trees? Last of the primary growth is dead but standing?
 
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