Crooked Update 08/05/19

They bumped the flows last week so the river should be just about as clear as it gets. The weather was hot this weekend, this will push fish into the deeper holes and tail outs so go heavy when you’re nymphing. Euro nymphing is a great way to get deep fast and catch fish, but …

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Crooked River Update 7/18/19

We’ve been waiting for algae to clear up on the Crooked, and hoping the river will provide the consistent fishing we’ve come to expect. The fishing is not necessarily bad, but it can be frustrating when the algae is so thick that it is difficult to get more than one or two drifts without accumulating …

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Crooked River Update 7/5/19

The Crooked is slowly improving and we’ve been receiving more and more good reports in the past week. A couple of our guides have had solid days catching relatively nice Rainbows and there are certainly enough fish feeding to make the drive worth it. Most of the action has been subsurface, although there are plenty …

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Crooked River Update 6/28/19

Water levels are good on the Crooked, but we’ve seen a lot of sediment and algae moving through the system which has put the fishing off to some extent. There are still fish to be caught, but we aren’t seeing the consistent, seemingly endless action that the Crooked sometimes produces. There are decent numbers of …

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Crooked River Update 6/10/19

Prime summer flows are upon us now, and the Crooked has been sitting pretty steady around 200-250cfs. These water levels provide excellent structure throughout the first 10 miles below Bowman Dam. There are abundant riffles, gravel bars, and pocket water that all produce fish consistently and can be fished effectively with a variety of techniques. …

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Flows Bump on the Crooked

We’ve seen some changes on the Crooked in the last few days. Rainfall earlier in the week brought a bump in flows above Prineville reservoir, and with the lake at 100% capacity the tailwater has mirrored that jump in flows. We were sitting at 630cfs for a couple days and today saw a drop into …

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Crooked River Update 5/17

We are starting to see substantial reductions in the flows on the Crooked, which has been stepped down to about 200cfs in the past couple of days. The fishing has been great with tons of opportunity to fish nymphs, dries, and small streamer patterns to hungry Redsides. The standby nymph rig of a Scud or …

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