Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Crooked River, OR
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Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The Crooked is low, as usual for this time of year. Blue winged olives and midges will continue to hatch but likely won't be a major food source for fish, at least not in adult form. Small midge and baetis nymphs will be the ticket, usually a size 18 or smaller. Egg patterns will continue to work well as well. Flows will remain steady until spring so if you're finding fish in one area, it's likely they'll be there for a while.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crooked River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 53 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, 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

Nymphs are the only reliable method during the winter. Whitefish eggs, blue winged olive nymphs, and midges will be the go to flies for winter fishing.

7-Day Forecast

Rain and snow will appear throughout the week but fishing will be good. Bundle up, it's been cold out there.

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