Crane Prairie Reservoir Fish Report for 5-28-2021
Seeing a Surprising Amount of Calibaetis on Crane Prairie
Crane Prairie Reservoir - Sunriver, OR (Deschutes County)
by The Fly Fishers Place
I’m seeing a surprising amount of Callibaetis on Crane Prairie. I started fishing Crane in the 80’s and my college fishing buddy and I used to fish it every thursday morning with a crew of old guys from the fly club. Chester and I were in float tubes and Clyde, Dick and Warren were in prams. They drank Screwdrivers and we drank chocolate milk and ate Hostess mini chocolate doughnuts. And we were all there for one true reason: Callibaetis.
It was epic.
For many years the Callibaetis were in huge declines there. Since the 90’s I never counted on Crane being a good callibaetis lake. At least consistently. But these last couple of seasons I have seen more and more, so I am hopeful for a true comeback. When my friends Milt and Otto were in the boat this week we saw a lot of Callibaetis hatching, and pumped one fish that showed it was all she was eating. My friend “Blue Anchor Bob” said he found the same thing this week. Good news.
Fishing is pretty good as long as the weather is stable. And it will be now.
Balanced Leeches (black, brown and olive), Chironomids and Callibaetis plus now is the time to really start fishing the damsel nymph too.
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Friday, May 28th
Lower Deschutes River: The Lower Deschutes is Good and Getting Better
Metolius River: The Metolius is Open in All Sections
Fall River: Fall River is Good in All Sections
Crooked River: The Mother's Day Caddis Hatch Continues to Roll on the Crooked River
Deschutes River: The Middle Deschutes is Good From Bend to Lake Billy Chinook
Upper Deschutes River: The Upper Deschutes was Quiet This Week
McKenzie River: The Mckenzie is Fishing Great
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Saturday, May 22nd
Metolius River: The Metolius is Fishing Really Well
Lower Deschutes River: The Salmonfly and Golden Stone hatch is in full swing
Deschutes River: The Upper Deschutes opened this morning
Fall River: Fall River is Fishing Well
Crooked River: Crooked River is Fishing Good
McKenzie River: McKenzie is Fishing Well
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane is Fishing Okay
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Should Be Opening This Week
East Lake: East Lake Fishing Report
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