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Fly Fishing the Crane Creek in Missouri

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Crane Creek is a fly fishing location in Missouri. This destination has an elevation of approximately 960 feet. Please view the pinpointed location for Crane Creek on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps).
                   

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Rick Coffman (Rick Coffman) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished the swinging bridge downstream today. Caught 3 McClouds and released. White jigs and #12 grey scuds under an indicator. Cloudy day with rain forcasted probably helped. (12/22/09)
Rick Coffman (Rick Coffman) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished Crane Creek Sunday Oct. 3 a caught a couple of McClouds. 12"ers. Saw several Cotton mouths,Yes Snakes.The Ozarks recieved 8" of rain yesterday, Oct. 8 in the Ozarks. Going to have high water for a while. (10/09/09)
tyler fox (foxboy1122) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing: cought 3 big pan fish, almost had a bass but jumped out of the water and missed the hook. he was good size. overal i think it was a good day. (05/25/08)
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Shop Guide Service Lodge School (Classes) Travel Rods Manufacturer
Mark Prewitt
19439 Hwy 174
Chesapeake, Missouri
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tyler fox (foxboy1122)
were in mo. is this? (1/19/13)
Andy Idema (aidema)
This little creek is almost famous. It has been featured on ESPN at least once and has also been written up in various fishing magazines. And each time it is publicized, a small group of devoted local fly fishers cringe. The fear, of course, is that droves of fishermen will start crowding the banks and splashing through redds (trout spawning beds) with reckless abandon. Thus far that has not been the case. The reason? The fishing is simply too challenging for most fly fisherman who find themselves in the area. To have real success here, you should plan to spend at least a couple of full days seriously working the creek. Those just passing through and stopping for a couple of hours will typically struggle, and many would rather drive another 45 minutes or so to get to Roaring River, Lake Taneycomo or Capps Creek. Those fishermen are missing out on a great experience. (1/19/13)
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Table Rock Lake, Missouri 19 miles away
Lake Taneycomo, Arkansas 22 miles away | Rating: 4
Lake Taneycomo, Missouri 22 miles away | Rating: 4
Roaring River, Missouri 27 miles away
Capps Creek, Missouri 35 miles away | Rating: 4
Beaver Tailwater, Arkansas 37 miles away | Rating: 2

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