The fishing has been consistent on the Crooked River

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Water levels on the Crooked just went from 311 CFS down to around 190 CFS. Fishing should be slightly easier than it was in the higher water. Hopefully we will see the water levels stabilize for a while. The fishing has been consistent. Blue winged olives are still hatching in the afternoons and the fish will likely look for midges in the mornings and evenings. Look for caddis and maybe some pale morning duns as the days continue to get warmer. For nymphing, midges and BWO patterns are a good way to go. There’s also been word of fish keying in on scuds. Now that water levels are back down, large nymph patterns may start to become less productive than before. Try swinging some sculpzilla around to find a nice big red-side. This is a great time to headout to the Crooked, hit it before the heat comes and the canyon drys out.

Recommended Dries: Purple Haze #18-20, Parachute March Brown #16, Winkers Midge Black #18-24, Stillborn Midge #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl Black #14-16, Tilt wing PMD #16, Tilt Wing Dun Mahogany #14, Black Stimi #14-16, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18

Recommended Nymphs: Peacock Jimmy Legs #10-12, Perdigon Purple #14-18, Physco Prince #14-18, Two Bit Hooker #16-20 Red or Black, Trina’s BWO Angel-case Emerger #16-20, Tail Water Tiny TB Olive #18-22, BWO Biot Emerger #18-20, Soft Hackle Olive #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Olive BH Scud #16 - 14

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