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I'll be going over to Crane Prairie this coming weekend and would like to help deplete the Bass Population, in addition to trying for some rainbows.

Being new to the Lake, I could use some suggestions on the best places to fish for the Bass and what works best for catching them, and the best times of the day for catching them. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hit the shore line by the bait and tackle store that is riddled with log jams. I usually do really well with spinner baits and small plastic worms in that area. A lot of 2 to 4 pounders but I have snagged into a few big uns so be sure and use heavy line. They like to wrap you up in the timber. The area is really productive when the wind is pounding the water to the shoreline. The bass like to hang real close to the logs and grab the vittles being pushed their way.

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Whats so wrong with the bass population at crane?
Yes there is a lot of them but why do you want to purposly deplete the population?
 

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I think you have misunderstood my meaning. After 2 trips over to Crane Prairie, I would actually like to catch one/some of those Bass, that I've been hearing so much about.

If you read the other post about Crane Prairie, there was a mention in that tread about someone wanting to get get of the Bass. That was not me! I don't really have an opinion about them, other than I think they're tasty.
 

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That's the key question. The most obvious answer is THEY EAT TROUT.

Crane Prarie is a Catch and Kill only Bass fishery.
 

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its not only the bass that eat trout its the sticklebacks in the lake that are eating the fry and they are all battleing to become stronger.
 

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I would think sticklebacks have been in their for many years though, no? Seems like their impact on the fry would not effect the recent decline. Bass were mistakingly introduced and things seemed to change. I'm not saying the blame is all on the bass though. I've always felt that the catch limits have been to excessive. Too many stingers of huge trout, not enough C&R. It's a combination
of things I think, the bass, the overharvest, and maybe even stickleback. Never thought about them as part of Crane's problems. Interesting concept,
there may be some truth there.
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Originally posted by Grandpa Loves to Fish:
I believe my original question was/is, how can I catch some?
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">The Bass are thick at Crane Prarie. You could use any traditional Bass Technique and have luck.
You have to be more specific with your Question such as Fly Rod or Spinning, Bait or Lures.
All will work and all will work anywhere on the lake including the Channels. We get Bass everytime we go over there while trolling Flat fish for Trout. Early in the year when it is cold
They seem scattered and are hardy to catch. When the water warms up it's a field day. Mostly
look for warm temperatures.

OK That said. I would like to see someone argue that the Bass have not impacted the trout in that
lake. I would like to see a comprehensive study done proving otherwise.

My proof is that at one time there where plenty of Trout and plenty of Fisherman and it was the
finest trout water in Oregon.

The Bass were Bootlegged into the lake by some thoughtless Person and the lake hasn't been the same since.

End of story.

Catch and Kill.

Two for one. Catch a small bass Hook em in the back and toss him in the water until a big bass
takes it down then step on it and feed it to the Birds.
 

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Anyone know how or when the sticklebacks got in there? Anyone know what they eat? Anyone know what eats them?
 

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There is no such thing as a trophy catch and kill fishery. Crane was made up to be that way at one time.

And we still wonder what the true problem is with the trout fishery there? :rolleyes:
 
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