The USBOR has initiated flood control operations from Bowman Dam

Crooked River - Prineville, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-7-2024
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The USBOR has initiated flood control operations from Bowman Dam. High flows will likely affect water clarity and fishing until flood control operations ends. Real-time outflows from Bowman Dam can be viewed here. ‌

Open to fishing all year below Bowman Dam. The Crooked continues to fish well this winter, anglers report good fishing below Bowman Dam and downstream with fish spread throughout the Wild and Scenic reach. Nymphing has been the most effective method but fly-anglers should keep an eye out for fishing rising in afternoon and try blue wing olive or midge patterns. ‌

Anglers are reminded that steelhead are now being passed around the Pelton Round Butte Hydro Project Dam and may be present in the Crooked River over the winter months. Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released. ‌

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 Wednesday, February 7th
Fourmile Lake: The Lake is blocked by snow and is currently 27 percent full
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is not frozen
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is ice-free
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Lake Of The Woods: The lake is open water and there will likely be no ice fishing this year
Pilcher Reservoir: As the ice continues to melt, bank fishing opportunities will improve
Sky Lakes Wilderness Lakes: Snow is blocking access and there's snow at all the lakes
Sycan River: Flows are high at 96 cfs
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir is now ice-free
Agate Lake: Agate Reservoir continues to rise and is now 68 percent full
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 750 cfs, and the temperature at release is 43F
Arizona Pond: Good numbers of trout are swimming around the pond
Ben Irving Reservoir: Some anglers find more success using bait than lures
Coquille River: The North Fork Coquille River has been fishable this week
Elk River: Boat anglers are having pretty good success side drifting from Elk River Hatchery down to Ironhead boat ramp
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is still at 29 percent full and filling very slowly
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is 55 percent full and trout fishing on the ice should continue to be good
Illinois River: The river is fishable and winter steelhead have been reported up to Green Bridge
Lost Creek Lake: Bank fishing near the dam was productive recently
Rogue River - Middle: The Rogue is currently in great shape
Rogue River- Upper: The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is 2,000 cfs and the temperature at release is 42.5F
Sixes River: River conditions have improved enough for anglers to start looking for steelead
Tenmile Lakes: Steelhead fishing has been good one day and slow the next on Tenmile Creek lately
Alsea River: Some early winter steelhead have entered the Alsea River basin
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is low and clear
Miami River: Fishing will be slow in the low water conditions
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River is getting low and we need rain to improve fishing conditions
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is in good fishing conditions
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem is getting low and clear
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has dropped into good fishing conditions
Salmon River: Early winter steelhead have been entering the system
Siletz River: Like the Salmon and Alsea rivers, the first big push of winter steelhead have entered the system
Siuslaw River: The Siuslaw is open for retention of hatchery winter steelhead
Three Rivers: Fishing should continue to be fair to good this week
Yaquina River: Winter steelhead will be entering the system
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Will be stocked again this week
Green Peter Reservoir: Green Peter is about 40 feet above the toe slope of Thistle Creek boat ramp
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at around 9,700 cfs at the gauge in Mehama
Crescent Lake: Crescent Lake is currently 14 percent full
Deschutes River: Flows on the Deschutes were high last week and the river had quite a bit of color
Haystack Reservoir: Haystack is currently at 76 percent full
Hood River: Steelhead counts over Bonneville are still low
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 59 percent full