The Crooked River is a Mixed Bag

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place
8-22-2020
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The Crooked River is a mixed bag. Catch rates are good to very good most days, but there is a lot of people there and there is a lot of slimy dark green moss in the drift. Be prepared to clean it off your leader and fly frequently. In this case, when the moss drift is so abundant I prefer to stick to a single fly to not have to clean so much off between casts.

Perdigons, Zebra Midges, Midge Winklers, Skinny Nelson’s and Scuds are all good.

In the evening there has been a good caddis hatch that a small X Caddis (brown is best) is a great match for. Not many people stay past 4, so it is nice to get a break from all the people in the mid day




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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, August 22nd

Three Creek Lake: 3 Creeks Lake is Fishing Well
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for Saturday, August 15th

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Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fishing Report
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Crooked River: Crooked is Fishing Quite Well
Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes Fishing Report
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Metolius River: Metolius River Fishing Report