Crooked River Report

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis Company

by Orvis Company
2-6-2020

Nymphing tactics will work all day. But be prepared for some hatches (BWOs, most importantly) anytime from 11am till 3pm.. 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: 105 CFS

Visibility: 9 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 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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