Crane Prairie Reservoir

What to Expect in May

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

 

Crane is generally not a good early season producer due to cold water. However, you might try fishing in the snaggy areas with a Woolly Bugger with lots of rainbow Krystal Flash in the tail. That's a good way to pick up the lake's brook trout. Brookies are more tolerant of cold water than rainbows. Unfortunately, there's not many of them left.

Otherwise, midge and leech patterns will provide most of the action this month

For more information on May 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