Crane Prairie Lake and Reports

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Saturday, May 16th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Crater Bass held a club event on crane prairie this weekend. 10 boats fished the event and 18 fish were caught. Mostly on soft plastics in coves and creek arms. Average fish weight as about 2.5 lbs with a few over 4 lbs weighed in. Fish were not spawning yet and we did not notice any signs of active fish on beds. Most fish came off structure in about 6 feet of water. The bite was slow and you really had to work the bait to get a bite.
    City: Central Point

    Tips: Fish slow and have patients. when the water worms up, the fishing will be better. It is definitely a pre spawn pattern now. Reaction baits did not work. all fish came off grubs and worms.

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 55-58 degrees

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Opening weekend, clear, 60 degees outside. Fished from about 7am till noon. Caught 2 nice 4lb largemouths in the main arm leading into the damn. Had another fish aprox 6lbs follow my swim bait right to the boat. 2 bites 2 fish! Great day for the first day on the water!
    City: la pine

    Tips: Fish are stacked up in the main body and not back in the shallows yet! Staging in deep water 10-15' off main points and near channels.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 70's

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Only landed two today but both pushed four pounds one on topwater and the other on soft plastic, lost to nice fish on a jig, one on a crank, and had a a fish that must have been over 8lbs follow my jerk bait back, not bad for about two hours of fishing, ehh? fished around the marina and sorounding coves, sorry to be vague but i have a tournie to win on sat. so good luck to all and tight lines!
    City: bend

    Tips: P.S. If you know any kids in central oregon who would be interested in fishing some tournaments, I am the pres. of a youth bass club that meets in redmond first tuesday of the month, 6:00 at Abby's Pizza, so have them call me, 541 977-2822 or just have them stop by, Thanks.

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught several 4 and 5 lb black bass in the different coves for 22lbs total 5 fish limit. Fished plastics CA delta style. Fish were very light biters today had to fish on my spin tackle with 6lb test.
    City: Tracy

    Tips: Finnesse fish slow the fish were biting lite. Success to all.

Friday, June 16th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 60-64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fISH CRANE LAST WEEKEND, FISHING WAS SLOW BUT OK. CAUGHT 6 FISH SAT. AND WEIGHED 5 FOR JUST UNDER 19LBS. sUNDAY WAS A LITTLE SLOWER, ONLY CAUGHT 5 FISH FOR A WEIGHT OF 16.5LBS. 10 OF 11 FISH CAME OFF JIGS, WITH ONE COMING OFF A CRANKBAIT.
    City: MEDFORD

    Tips: FISH SLOW!!! 6-8 FEET. GOOD LUCK TO THE A.B.A THIS WEEKEND, AND HOW ABOUT SOME MORE REPORTS.

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: What kind of an idiot ends a sentence with drug??
    I'm happy to see that uneducated ghetto trash take the time to submit fishing reports.
    City: Medford

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

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    Water Temp: 60S

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished numerous times in late August through the end of September. Water level real low and the only way to catch fish was spinnerbaits in the shallowest water you could find.
    City: lapine

    Tips: Fish Rock Point and all the coves on the east side of the lake. 2 or 3 guys can catch over a hundred fish a day but no size! One nice 6lb Largemouth to the boat, then gone! Yee Haa! Much better early in the spring, especially if not a lot of snow! May and June will be a killing field this year! I will keep everyone posted! Good luck guys!

Friday, August 12th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 84

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: this is a tuff mutha...still trying to figure out when these fools hit... Right now I guess I am the fool.. Talk to ya soon.. Drug
    City: Montreal , Canada

    Tips: Alway's listen and learn!!!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hey guys i know for a fact the bass bite is goin' nuts so come on and spill it, brag or somethig i mean come on!

    Tips: I'm hearin' swimbaits for 5-10lbs good luck to all

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went fishing today this is only my third time here. Pounded the big girls to 5lbs for 19lbs limit.
    Used some of the California delta techniques back home.
    Flipped and pitched plastics for the most part. Fished all the pockets of grass, weedbeds, wood and rocks.
    This is a great fishery. There are some toads in here.
    Had to work for the fish but the size was solid.
    Threw yamamoto baits laminate special.
    Success to all.
    City: Tracy, CA

    Tips: Stay focused and fish hard and watch your line. The bites wer very light.

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

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    Water Temp: outside 65-80

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: we fished for 2 days(18th and 19th). we came out of rock cr. we went to the right from their in that cove. I caught 1 bass in about 2 1/2 hours using plastic worms. I only had one spinnerbait it was the kind that has a worm on it not the ones with tentacles. The bass was about 1 pound and 7-10 in. We fished a day and a half for trout and didn't even have a bite. On the fish finder their was tons of fish but nothing. The only trout i caught was at 8:45 p.m. and it was only about 4 in. I was mad when I found out that catfish have been introduced. I dont know how but I was wading in the water and I saw a catfish and stabbed it with a stick and threw it in the bushes. If you have any info please contact me with subject (crane fishing).
    City: springfield,or

    Tips: Go early in the morning and come in when its windy.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 58-59

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the lake for a couple of days. Sunday evening cranked the bank from Rock Cr. towards the dam...nothing. Monday we started in Quinn Cr.. 7:00 I stuck a 3lb. on a green Kreature bait. One more fish on a Senko, then headed toward the marina, about half-way through the channel, south side of the lake. Didn't get bit.
    Fished toward the dam, still nothing. Threw cranks, spinnerbaits, Kreatures, jigs, Senkos, kitchen sink...still nothing. Headed back out on Tuesday. Fishing picked up a little. Six fish in 5 hours. 3 near Rock Cr. on cranks, 3 more northeast of the dam (hit some of the little coves). The warmer weather seems to be improving the fishing a litle bit each day. I had to come back to work, but my buddy is still there...aarrrrgggh!!
    City: Medford

    Tips: Most of the fish are coming of of isolated wood. A few are starting to head up shallow, but didn't find any bed fish. Look in 6'-10'. Crank the points as the wind picks up, and head back to the wood when you can.

Friday, November 19th, 2004

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hey,you guys please submit your reports. I don't care what you have to say just tell us something!!! If the fishing sucked than tell us what didn't work. If you just killed 'em and the fishing was great than share the wealth. I know that this site can work, my friends and I used it for years down in California. So, please spare alittle of your time and tell the rest of us whats going on out on the water. Post your tournement score brag about big fish you caught, I don't care just submit a report, please.
    Thank you and good fishing.

Saturday, June 19th, 2004

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    Water Temp: 61

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished a UVBM tournament on the 19th and 20th of June and had 21lbs 14oz for 5 fish. Caught fish on blades in the morning but culled them out later on brushhawgs and senkos.We were culling 4lbs bass all day long.On the second day it was a little tuffer to catch big ones. We had 18lbs+ for 40lbs for two days and got second place. What a fish factory this place is.
    City: Winston

    Tips: Reaction baits early until the sun comes up them switch to slower plastics.

Saturday, June 21st, 2003

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: My partner and I ished A.B.A. Southern Oregon on Saturday.We weighed in 18.75# or 5 ish limit, and we placed 4th. The tournament was better or us than last year, where we weighed in 17.30# or 17th place. Big ish or us was 4.20#, always be sure to weigh a ish or big ish because, we tied with 5th place but our big ish was the tie breaker. All but one ish we boated was on b. brush hogs and one on spinner-bait. We ished a club two day tournament on 6/28,29/03 and placed 4th with 23.92#. We only got one ish on the 29th , all on b. brush hogs.Crane Prairie is a great spring ishery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My partner and I ished A.B.A. Southern Oregon on Saturday.We weighed in 18.75# or 5 ish limit, and we placed 4th. The tournament was better to us than last year, where we weighed in 17.30# 17th place. Big ish or us was 4.20#, always be sure to weigh a ish or big ish because, we tied or 5th place but our big ish was the tie breaker. All but one ish we boated was on b. brush hogs and that one on spinner bait. We ished a club two day tournament on 6/28,29/03 and placed 4th with 23.92#. We only got one ish on the 29th , all on b.brush hogs.Crane Prairie is a great spring ishery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    City: roseburg

Friday, September 14th, 2001

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Thursday Friday and Saturday morning. Let early Saturday morning our clubs on water with us. Caught some nice ish biggest was 4.9 lbs. Bite was not coming on until ater 9:30 . Caught a lot o ish but no monsters. Using brush hogs and senkos pitching them into the jungles.
    City: white City

    Tips: Bite gets better when the wind starts to come up i you see ish in the clear water that won't bite come back to them when the wind comes up they will bite then.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 71-73.5

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished my butt o to no avail. bass have shut o almost completely. Water is alling FAST down 3t in last 7 days. Threw 7&10inch worms spinnerbaits cranks topwater but only boated 2ish.
    City: BEND

    Tips: Go trout ishing with spoons or lies they will bite

Friday, September 15th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing on Saturday, 9/9/00, was very tempermental. Bite came on about 11 AM and lasted about an hour. Took 4 (3 Smallies, 1 Largemouth) in the 2+ lb range. All ish came in water range rom 10 to 20 eet. Bite was either very subtle or like a locamotive. Wind was 25+ MPH gusting to 40 MPH
    City: Oak Harbor

    Tips: Water was very clear. Used dark colors moving slowly.