Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The Crooked is low but fishing well. Look for deeper pockets where those fish have cover. Blue winged olives and midges provide the majority of topwater action. Big, buoyant attractor patterns make great top flies for dry-dropper rigs. Try suspending a Zebra Midge, baetis nymph, or small chartreuse egg beneath a purple Chubby Chernobyl. Pheasant tails in a size 16-20 followed by a Zebra Midge or egg pattern in an 18-22 size is the standby rig, and almost always produces fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crooked River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 59 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:

BWO, Midge, October caddis, Scud

Fish species: Rainbow Trout and Rocky Mountain Whitefish

Fishing season: Open all year

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

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 winter shape. Whitefish eggs, blue winged olive nymphs and dries, and midges will be the standard until spring comes around.

7-Day Forecast

More cold weather and precipitation is coming. Fishing will remain good all winter.

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