We have been hearing mixed reports from Crane

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We have been hearing mixed reports from Crane. Some people are doing well up there and others are not. The fish are going to be spread out early in the season, so covering water until you find a fish or two and then focusing around that area is a good idea. Success has been coming on the typical early season stuff. Balanced leeches, chironomids and midge patterns have all been working under an indicator. Stripping leeches, damsels, and water boatmen can produce fish as well.  The cascade lakes highway is set to open May 16 and this will make the drive up to Crane a bit shorter. Fishing will continue to improve as spring moves along and we are excited to get after some cranebows this spring/summer.

Recommended Nymphs: Bruised Ballanced Leech #14, Two Bit Hooker #20, 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


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