Tag Archives: High Lakes

Crane Prairie

Stayed at Crain over the 4th.  All was quite, except the fishing..  While it wasn’t red hot, it was not bad..  Picked up all my fish using indicator tactics.  Chironomids, micro leaches (read damsel imitators here), and small nymphs…

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Hang Time!

 

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Enjoy!

Hud

East Lake, Callibeatis, & Sage Circa Rods

Headed to East Lake yesterday for some callibeatis dry fly action, and as usual, East Lake was not to disappoint!  I also had the opportunity to fish my new Sage Circa 589, and I must say, Sage hit that rod out of the ball park.  Arguably the finest dry fly rod I have ever cast, period!  Smooth, quiet, soft, clean, accurate, flat out AWESOME, are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind when talking about the Circa..  For years my dedicated dry fly rod has been an original G. Loomis GLX 490.  It’s performed amorality through the years, but I’m afraid it may not see too much action any longer..  It’s just hard to describe the new Circa…

The fishing, well East is known for its epic Callibeatis hatches, and while I would not call yesterdays hatch epic, it did happen and the fish were looking up.  We landed several rainbows in the 18″ class range and lost many more.  The “Blackwater” strain of rainbows ODFW has been stocking the lake with have teeth, and 5x tipped resulted in several lost flies on the take!!  If you go make sure and take plenty of flies, the fish don’t like tipped much larger than 5x, and they’ll take there share..

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Central Oregon sky’s on East!

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In the Net!

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Sage Circa 589 Gettin it Done!

Enjoy!

Hud

Crane Prairie- May 2014

Crane Prairie 2014

Sunrise in the timber!

Hit Crane the last couple of Saturday’s.  Fishing has been great, I’v had good success indicator fishing the channels with micro leeches, callibaetis nymphs, chironomids, and damsel nymphs.  The majority of the fish are are 15-18″ with a fair share over 20″!  The biggest highlight was a beautiful 5lb + brookie, unfortunately no one else was with me and all I got for a photo was a poor picture of a squirming fish in the net!  Too bad, it could have made for an awesome photo with a very nice brook trout!!!

 

Enjoy,

 

Hud

Hud’s Indicator Damsel

Here is a video for a killer fly pattern for indicator fishing still waters!  Tie it on as your bottom fly, and make sure it’s tied with a no slip loop knot..  Hang as many bugs above it as you want, I usually just fish two, and depending on the hatch conditions they may be a nymph or a chironomid.

 

Indicator Jig

Huds Indicator Damsel Part – 1

Huds Indicator Damsel Part – 2

Enjoy!

Hud

Wickiup Reservoir Birthday Fishing!

The Deschutes arm of Wickiup Reservoir happens to close the day after my birthday.  This day also happened to land on a Saturday this year, not to mention, the reservoir is lower than its been in years..  With that, there is not much lake left above the no fishing buoy’s, its mostly just a river now..  There wasn’t much decision making to do, that was the place to be, if you want a legitimate chance at a nice Oregon brown trout!  Scott and I loaded up the Clack, and launched before sunrise.  The day came with a cold fog in the morning that turned to perfectly clear skies and hot weather by afternoon.  We managed a few fish, including a small LM Bass, but no browns!  Maybe next time..  In all the day was a lot of fun, and even though we can’t fish above the buoys for the rest of the year, there’s still lots of good fishing to be done at Wickiup until the season closes in October..  So stay tuned, I’m still looking for that big “hook jaw” brown!!

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The foreign landscape of a very LOW Wickiup Reservoir!

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Yep, its official, Large Mouth Bass like Huds Weedless Deceiver too!!

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Wickiup Rainbow!

Enjoy!

Hud