Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Caddis and pale morning duns are in good numbers. Elk hair caddis, Stimulators, and Purple Haze have been effective, especially when fished with a size 18-22 zebra midge dropper. Small streamers are an often neglected technique on the Crooked. Try a size 10 olive Wooly Bugger on the swing.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crooked River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 220 CFS

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid Day

Best stretch: 10 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:

Caddis, Midge, BWO, Scud

Fish species: Rainbow Trout and Rocky Mountain Whitefish

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

The Crooked is in its typical summer shape. Dry flies in the morning and evening and nymphs in the heat of the day will likely be the way to go for at least the next several months.

7-Day Forecast

Aside from some possible lightning on Wednesday, the weather should hold out all week. Good weather and good fishing is on the way.

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