Crane Prairie has been fishing fair. We have heard some more positive reports coming out of Crane the last few weeks. Balanced leeches seem to be the ticket right now with black and olive being the best colors. As always, damsels, callibaetis, and chironomids should all be in your box. Dry fly opportunities may present themselves on some days and having a good variety of callibaetis dries and cripples will be to your advantage. Paddle trolling or wind drifting flies can also be an effective method for finding spread out fish. Crane is a gorgeous place to spend a summer day so get out there and find some fish.
Recommended Dries: Chubby Chernobyl Patriot and Purple #12-14, Para- Cricket #16-12
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