Crane Prairie Reservoir


playhooky

Active member
Crane delivered everything I'd expected as usual the three days I got to be there this week.....sun, wind and chunky rainbows. The "Fish On" day was Tuesday with 2 limits of clipped bows in the boat in five hours. Released several nice high finners during the three days. Anchoring in or just at the edge of channels (deschutes/quinn) is key. Inflated nightcrawlers surprisingly enough only produced one lunker while all others inhaled plain orange PB at about 20-24" OFF the bottom (Carolina slip rig). Better get there soon if you plan on going as the water is beginning to cloud already. Visibility is about 2'.....maybe 30". Of course campgrounds are mostly crammed now so good luck finding a spot. CP is a beautiful spot in the world. Love fishing with those majestic eagles soaring overhead. Cheers!

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Troutski

Well-known member
Thanks for the pictures, that is a very special place. Haven't been there in quite a while, nice to see the fish are eating well...
Again thanks for the post...

Chuck
 

Troutski

Well-known member
Does anyone know what the snow is like around Rock Creek, planning a trip for opening week. We normally camp on the water on the Rock Creek arm. Any help is greatly appreciated...

Chuck
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GaryP1958

Active member
Most likely not plowed yet! Most likely have to use the resort launch and campground! I will be there opening day!
 

nickrcarter6

New member
Just making sure you guys know opening day is on a Monday this yr. A lot of guys aren't aware of the change from the normal Saturday opener
 

4labs

Active member
OK Gary will depend on you for a report. Will be there for a one day run thur- sat depending on weather and will need a road-ramp repot also plus what works. Never have fished the crane only wick.
Cant wait.
 

GaryP1958

Active member
Launch ramp is open and plenty of parking. Tried to get down to the dam ramp but alot of snow still! FS campground is partially open with about half the sites taken! Tried to get up to Cultus but still alot of snow about a mile before Cascade Lk HWY!
 

GaryP1958

Active member
Is that by the dam I got a 16 incher yesterday, I think the bass are taking over that lake. I dont understand why they have a limit on them in that lake!
 

nickrcarter6

New member
No not by the dam. And I mean in my opinion with out regulations on them I've seen lakes turn into dirty places where people cut gills and throw fish on the bank. But with regs in place people are far less likely to miss treat wildlife
 

GaryP1958

Active member
Road is open to Lava Lake as of this morning! BIL said it was to cold so I came back to Florence and will fish it next week after he is gone from the family cabin!:mad:
 

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