Crooked River Report

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

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by The Fly Fishers Place

The Crooked River is also fishing well with midges, tiny mayfly nymphs, eggs and scuds.

The water level is up a tiny fraction to 50 cfs. Low, but very fishable.

I would venture to say a NZ Yarn indicator placed on your line about 4 feet above your nymph(s) is going to be the #1 way to catch fish over even a pure euro technique right now. Both are good, but the lanes where the fish are will set up better for upstream, or up and across presentations and in my view the light yarn indicator is better for that in low flows.
Keep and eye out for rising fish down about MP12-15 on midge pupa and adults 3 to 4:30.

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for Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Metolius River: Winter is Great for Bull Trout and Streamer Action Remains Very Good.
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