Fishing on Crane Prairie Reservoir has been decent

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Fishing on Crane Prairie Reservoir has been decent. The algae bloom is still around and the heat has likely only made it worse. Either fish deep or fish where there’s no algae. Try to find cooler water temperatures, some areas out there are likely to be above the safe zone for trout. There may be some surface action but it won’t be reliable. Terrestrials and callibaetis are your best bets. Damselfly nymphs have great potential in hot conditions, either under an indicator or slowly retrieved. Callibaetis nymphs, chironomids and dark assassins are the next best choices for nymphing. Balanced leeches could pick up a fish here and there. Stripping leeches can be a fun way to cover water. Fish deep and don’t be afraid to quit fishing during the hottest part of the day, you probably won’t miss anything. We’ve created a blog post to inform you about keeping yourself and the fish safe during the extreme conditions.

Recommended Dries: Parachute Callibaetis #14 - 16, Hackle Stacker Callibaetis #14 - 16, Chubby Chernobyl Patriot and Purple #12-14, Para- Cricket #16-12

Recommended Nymphs: Bruised Ballanced Leech #14, Two Bit Hooker #16-18, Zebra Midge #18-20, Super Sinker #16-18, bead wing midge #18-20, Red Pheasant Tail #14-18, Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Red Ice Cream Cone #12-16, Callabaetis Nymph #16-18, Balanced Damsel #14, Dainty Damsel #14, Scotts Damsel #14

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