Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Not much has changed by way of catching fish. The best time of the day is mid day. Dry dropper combos, with a BWO lead, and a midge dropper. Fish subsurface with a pheasant tail and a midge pattern has been producing well.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crooked River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 52

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mid Day to late afternoon

Best stretch: 10-15 miles located below Bowman Dam

Best access point: There are many access points on the Crooked, as the HWy parallels the river for over 15 miles

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mayflies - Blue Winged Olives. Midges, scuds, leeches, or sculpins. Look for them to be hatching during mid day. Don't underestimate the midge. The Crooked river is loaded with midges and many of the fish will focus exclusively on them. Scud patterns have been working

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: open all year

Nearest airport: roberts Field Airport (RDM), Redmond, Oregon

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Crooked River Description

CROOKED RIVER OREGON: The Crooked River offers exciting central Oregon fly fishing action for rainbow trout. The Crooked River Oregon is the best river in Central Oregon to be introduced to fly fishing. The Crooked River Oregon flows from the base of Prineville Reservoir through a deep canyon of rim rock. Wandering down from Bowman dam through this magnificent desert canyon, the Crooked River Oregon feeds the ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry fly fishing with a dropper fly works well. Our favorite dry is a purple haze or parachute adams. Our favorite droppers are zebra midge, WD-40, or BWO emerger. Fishing two flies underneath a strike indicator is also effective. Lead with a pheasant tail or a prince nymph. Egg patterns have still been working well too. Use a BWO emerger, zebra midge, or RS-2 as the dropper.

7-Day Forecast

As the fall grows on, look for mayfly and midge patterns to be your best producers.

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