Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Crooked River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Euro nymphing and dry-dropper rigs have been productive. Don't be afraid to try a hopper if you see them around.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Crooked River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 150 CFS

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Evenings

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:

PMD, Caddis, BWO, Midge.

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

Don't be afraid to try fishing worm patterns, scuds, as well as small leeches and streamers on the swing and strip. The Crooked lends itself well to Euro nymphing due to its small and easy-wading nature. Use some weight to get deep, fish will likely be hanging out in deeper pools.

7-Day Forecast

PMDs will hatch midday and caddis in the evening. However, nymphing continues to be more successful than fishing dry flies.


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