Found these old photographs from the early 80’s. Apparently I had time to take plenty of photos, so the fishing must not have been working out for me. I remember lots of small bass and few of the large trout that the lake was noted for. Central Oregon residents felt compelled to ‘ruin’ trophy trout lakes by introducing bass or by using live bait that proliferated at alarming rates. Not sure who was more lame, the ODFW or the live bait slinging locals. Either way the lake, Crane Prairie Reservoir, took a hit as did Davis and Diamond lakes. It may be making a come back thirty years later.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”