Crooked River Report

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis Company

by Orvis Company
1-21-2020

We are seeing some good BWO hatches in the afternoon. Be prepared anytime from 11am until 4ish with some dry flies. Double nymph rigs with small mayfly imitations, midges, worm patterns, eggs, scuds, and leeches on the swing have been productive.
Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: 100 CFS

Visibility: 14 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Aftrenoons, Evenings

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:

BWO, Midge.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout and Rocky Mountain Whitefish

Fishing season: Open all year

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

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 9' 4 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line




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