The Crooked River is flowing at 179 cfs below Bowman Dam

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Crooked River is flowing at 179 cfs below Bowman Dam. Fly-anglers report good fishing nymphing setups.

In anticipation of a shortened irrigation season, ODFW staff are monitoring flow and water quality conditions in the Crooked River downstream of Bowman Dam. Following the shortened irrigation season, flow releases will be reduced from mid-September through October. Catch-and-release anglers should avoid fishing during this time or fish during cooler morning hours and minimize time spent playing and landing fish to minimize stress.

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].

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 8th, 2022

John Day River: Steelhead fishing will close in the John Day River this fall due to low projected returns of wild steelhead
: ODFW Recreation Report
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is very low at 1 percent full
Upper Klamath Lake: Best fishing is from a boat as bank access is limited
Sprague River: Flows are low at 97 cfs
North Fork Sprague River: The river above the fire is a better bet for fishing
Sycan River: Fishing not recommended due to extensive drought and fire
Wood River: Fishing for brown trout and redband trout should be good this week
Chetco River: The bag limit reduction is in place to reduce harvest on older age wild Chinook
Coos River: Salmon fishing slowed down over the past week
Fish Lake : Reservoir draw down should be slowing
Rogue River- Lower: Fall Chinook fishing has been good in the estuary
Alsea River: Fall Chinook fishing has been good on the Alsea
Nehalem River: This past week fishing remained good
Nestucca River: The wild coho fishery for Nestucca Bay starts Saturday, Sept. 10
Siletz River: Still fish holding throughout the system
Yaquina River: Fall Chinook fishing is starting to pick up on the Yaquina
Gold Lake: Open for fishing, no new fishing reports
Leaburg Lake: Oversized fish and catch rates have been REALLY good!
McKenzie River: Will be stocked again this week
Middle Fork of the Williamette: The Middle Fork Willamette River is open to bait below Dexter Dam only
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Flows should hold steady for the next few weeks
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Flows are currently around 6520 cfs
Santiam River (South Fork): Summer steelhead returns are improved this year
Odell Lake: Odell Laker

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