Crane Prairie Reservoir

What to Expect in June

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Callibaetis
Gray drake
Longhorn caddis
Damselfly
Dragonfly
Midge
Scud
Leech
Baitfish
Ant

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

Early June is usually a poor time here, especially if high water has the trout scattered all over the lake. Cool conditions can also slow the fishing.

Small green streamers are good patterns for June, and don't forget the ants ! Big size 10 carpenter ants blow out of the trees and onto the water. Watch, too, for hatches of midges , Callibaetis , and caddis . Damselfly nymphs should start to work well late in the month. Cold weather will slow fishing here, and warm weather will kick-start the hatches. As always, retrieve your flies extremely slowly in this lake.

If you visit Crane, set your expectations: you might pick up a big fish or two if you look for them and spend a lot of time on the water. If you think you're going to sit in one place and catch a bunch of big trout, you'll be disappointed.

For more information on June fishing, see the Lakes section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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Other Info Sources

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Hook 541-593-2358

The Patient Angler 541-389-6208

Sunriver Fly Shop 541-593-8814