Crooked is Starting to Get Hot!

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

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by The Fly Fishers Place

The Crooked is getting hot now. BWO hatches are strong and most days the rise to the hatch is incredible.
Having cripples, emergers and duns will help, and 6 or 6.5x tippet.

Later in the day there has been a great midge hatch. Winklers and Century Drive Midges for the emergers, and Griffiths Gnat for the adult. Scuds, Skinny Nelson, Micro Mayfly, Ray Charles, Zebra Midge are all great nymphs.

Keep an eye out for a skawla stonefly hatch! And bring some olive or purple chubbies too.

The water levels coming out of the reservoir are still low. It’ll be about 2 to 3 weeks and we should see some good bump up’s to a more normal summer flow.

Speaking of the reservoir, I had some customers in this week that fished it and caught some nice rainbows from the shoreline on Balanced Leeches.

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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, March 13th

Crooked River: Crooked River is Fishing Really Well
Fall River: The Fall Was Good This Week
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes is Still Running High
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes is Good By Maupin
Haystack Reservoir: Fishing Well Along The Edges
Lake Billy Chinook: Ramping up For Bull Trout in The Metolius Arm
South Twin Lake: Hoping To Have Access Soon
Suttle Lake: Suttle Lake Update