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 has dropped into typical winter shape. Blue winged olives are in good numbers and there are still a few PMDs around especially on warmer days. There are some October caddis around, and they make a great top fly for a dry-dropper rig. Try suspending a Zebra Midge or baetis nymph beneath an orange Stimulator or Chubby Chernobyl. If it isn't happening on dries, try a Pheasant Tail or Copper John followed by a Zebra Midge or small egg pattern. Don't expect to run your flies really deep this time of year, since the river is only discharging about 50 cubic feet per second of water.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crooked River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 55 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 beginning to drop down to winter flows. Expect the bigger summer bugs to fade and give way to blue winged olives and midges. The whitefish spawn is on the way, so come prepared with a few small egg patterns.

7-Day Forecast

Weather will remain warm and dry with a little rain expected on Thursday. Fishing will remain steady and will likely improve when we finally get some rain.

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