Oh the beautiful Crooked River! It is always a pleasure to head out to the Crooked for a quick morning or afternoon fish.The flows have been in the 80’s for a few weeks now and the fishing has been consistent. The whitefish are in full spawn on the Crooked RIver! This means egg, egg, egg time! If you have been into the shop recently inquiring about the Crooked, we have probably been loading you up with a smattering of eggs and a few other bugs!
There has been a decent BWO hatch in the late morning through the early afternoon. Fish seemed to be keyed on the fish, feeding on a well presented dry fly! Fishing size 16-18 BWO patterns, Parachute Adams, and purple haze would be a good bet when you see fish splashing around on top! However, it is mainly a nymphing game out there right now! Fish those eggs! If you are not getting fish on eggs, you may not be in a drift near the spawning whities. In these areas, fish sz 16-18 pheasant tails, sz 20-22 zebra midges, sz 20-22 winkers midges, and sz 18-20 two bit hookers (black or red)