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Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie is a highly channelized reservoir with huge amounts of chironomids that help these rainbows reach their famed proportions. Strong hatches of damselflies during the summer supplement the chironomids.

Recommended Rigs


    • 9 – 10ft 4 – 7 weight fly rod
    • Large arbor reel with a strong drag
    • Rio InTouch Camolux, Rio Gold, Orvis HD Trout
    • 9 – 12 ft tapered leader
    • 3x-6x Fluorocarbon and Nylon tippet

Required Licenses/Permits/Passes

(All Oregon fishing licenses can be purchased online or by downloading the MyODFW app on your smart phone.)
  • -Oregon Angling License required for any and all fishing

Crane Prairie Regulations

Guide Report

August 6, 2019

Crane Prairie has been fishing well. As the summer progresses, fish will migrate into the channels and the Upper Deschutes. Balanced leeches and chironomids under an indicator have been our best bet. Damsels can hatch in pretty good numbers midday. Callibaetis are a safe mayfly bet. And caddis (brown, black, and tan) can also be found. Stripping woolley buggers with a sink tip can also produce fish.



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