Fishing Has Been Good

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing has been good. The water remains low. Only the section downstream of Bowman Dam to Lake Billy Chinook is now open, above the dam is closed until next spring. As a reminder, any trout over 20 inches is considered a steelhead and must be immediately released unharmed. Steelhead are spawning so anglers are encouraged to avoid stepping on redds.

Crooked River anglers may encounter bull trout now that there is volitional passage at Opal Springs. Anglers who catch a bull trout should release it unharmed and report their catch to the US Fish and Wildlife Service at [email protected].

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