Crane Prairie fishing report: Hot, crowded, fishy

Busy day out on Crane Prairie yesterday, but worth fishing for sure. We stayed near the Quinn side of the reservoir, fishing the edges of the channels. The fishing was best early morning — and the crowds were thinner. We tried slow stripping leeches on sinking lines, but all of our success came on chironomids under a thingamabobber. And specifically, sparse (NO FATTIES), red chironomids 9ft down on 4x fluorocarbon. The fish were picky, but we managed to boat some nice rainbows and a brook trout. I gotta say that the Buff headgear saved my neck from the sun. -MS

Crane Prairie fishing

Crane Prairie fishing

Crane Prairie fishing

Crane Prairie fishing

Crane Prairie fishing

Crane Prairie fishing

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2 Responses to Crane Prairie fishing report: Hot, crowded, fishy

  1. Rob Lewis says:

    You guy’s should have gone to LL! More fish and albeight abit bigger too!

    Rob

  2. Rob R says:

    I saw some kids catching fish like that at Alton Baker park this weekend. A lot closer, but you can’t launch the Whaler there…

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