The Crooked River is fishing very good

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Crooked River is fishing very good. Small PMD’s mixed with BWO’s are taking a lot of fish on the surface mid day. Nymphing is also incredible. Current water levels are good. We expect very low flows for winter and worry about that and potential for fish kill and habitat loss. I know agreements and laws are in place to keep flows up in the winter, and the reservoir has a Habitat Allocation to make sure the river isn’t so low in the winter. Will they be able to fulfill this promise for the fish? I sure hope so. I am on the board at Water Watch, and I know WW is asking for photos of the crooked now and moving forward to fall and winter to make sure river levels stay safe for fish. If any of you are willing to share photos with WW, I am happy to take get them from you and forward to the right people there.