Good Fishing on The Crooked River Right Now

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

Our guide team is reporting good fishing at the Crooked River mostly on nymphs, but as the afternoon shadows hit the water (keep in mind it can include a shadow from a tree that is only a small shadow) the fish will move into the shadows and eat the hatch that appears to be just hatching in the shadows. It’s a cool phenomenon that we see every summer on the Crooked. 

It’s mostly PMD, BWO and some midges now, but keep an eye on Caddis and Rusty Spinners in the evening to dusk. 

Copper John Nymphs were one of the best nymphs throughout the week for our guide trips. Zebra Midges, Micro Mayfly, 2 Bit Hooker, Perdigons and Skinny Nelson are great nymphs. Purple Comparadun, Sparkle Dun, Upright Rusty Spinner, Renegade, (small Royal Wulff) and X Caddis are great dry flies.

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