We spent the day fly fishing Crane Prairie Monday this week with Caddis Fly employee Ty Holloway. Ty is recovering from a recent shoulder surgery and spends his days floating the stillwater until he’s recovered. But his sling didn’t stop him from outcasting and outfishing me one-handed, which was pretty embarrassing.
Blazing sun and little wind concentrated fish in the channels, but we couldn’t get them interested. Ty caught a Kokanee on a chironomid pattern below a thingamabobber indicator. I caught the smallest trout in Crane (certainly not one of the Cranebows from last week). It’s a tough fishery, but one hog trout could make your whole day. One of the guys on Westfly compared it to steelhead fishing.
The place was pretty packed for a weekday, but only a couple boats were landing any fish. -MS