Better Hatches of Mayflies in The Afternoon

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

Crooked River was also good this week, with better hatches of mayflies in the afternoon and early evening and caddis after the sun hides behind the canyon walls. Even in the full sun, a PMD emerger (dry) with a PMD Nymph as a dropper was incredible for some of our guides this week.
It is so fun, even on a hot afternoon to see the shadows come across the water from tall Ponderosas or junipers and watch the fish nose into those little dark areas to feed on hatches that appear to be spurred on by the shadows themselves. Perdigons, Jigs, Micro Mayflies, 2 Bit Hookers, Skinny Nelson, Soft Hackles, X Caddis, BWO, PMD, X Caddis, Iris Caddis, Adams, Renegades and Hoppers are good.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, August 1st

Three Creek Lake: 3 Creeks Lake Fishing Report
Hosmer Lake: Good Damsel Callibaetis Hatch Going On
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Water Temps Are High Right Now
East Lake: East Lake FIshing Report
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes River Report
Deschutes River: Steelhead are coming in better than we’ve seen in a few years!
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is Good

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Tuesday, July 28th

Three Creek Lake: Callibaetis Hatch is Good!
Hosmer Lake: Lots of Damsel Action With Nymphs and Dries
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake is Fair to Good
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Morning Fishing is Safest For The Fish
East Lake: East Lake Fishing Report
Upper Deschutes River: Upper Deschutes Fishing Report
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is Still Rocking
Deschutes River: Euro Nymping is The Bomb Late Morning
Lower Deschutes River: Decent Steelhead Return
Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing is Picking Up
Fall River: Euro Nymphing is Best
Metolius River: Metolius River Fishing Report