Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Flows and fishing are steady in the last week. Keep an eye out for rising fish - don't be afraid to throw a dry, when risers are encountered. Nymphing tactics work best - size 20 zebra midge or dark colored Perdigon. We are seeing PMD's and some BWO - so euro nymphing has been hot. Mornings, afternoons and evenings. Double nymph rigs - scuds, chironomids and generic mayfly nymphs - jigged hooks to avoid snagging. Leeches or buggers on the swing have been productive. Fish small stuff when no hatches are visible.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crooked River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 247

Visibility: 11 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: All Day but significant slow periods

Best stretch: 10 mile stretch 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:

Midge, Caddis, PMD, BWO

Fish species: Rainbow Trout and Rocky Mountain Whitefish

Fishing season: Open all year

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Nymphing, whether you prefer euro style or indicator rigs, will be a good bet - don't be afraid to go small (sz 20). On that note, small mayflies, midges, scuds, and worms are staples out here. A dry dropper rig is also an option. Despite the lack of mature insects on the water, rainbows will still strike at a chubby chernobyl or a small bead head nymph under the dry.

7-Day Forecast

Good weather for the weekend - HOT. Be prepared for weather changes, and cool morning temps and as always watch out for snakes. Be Aware of the COVID-19 restrictions. Camping is open. Call us to find out what the rules are in our area.


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