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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Crooked River Update 5/10

Flows have remained around 411 CFS out of the dam which is still higher than optimal for good fishing on the crooked. While it is fishable we recommend waiting for flows to drop to normal summer flows. Some of our guides catching fish on nymphs and streamers fished in slower water. Expect flows out of …

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Crooked River Update 5/3/19

The Crooked saw its fair share of high water this spring, and has essentially been out of the question as far as fishing opportunity goes for more than a month. We’re happy to report that the flows have come down to a manageable level and it’s time to start thinking about heading East for some …

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Crooked River Update 3/29/19

As we roll into spring the Crooked is shaping up nicely and providing plenty of opportunity to find early season trout. Now sitting around 90cfs, we’ve seen a steady uptick in the flows in the past couple of weeks. The increase in flows has been gradual and given the fish of the Crooked some welcome …

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Crooked River Update 3/13/19

The recent snow created a bump in the flows below Bowman Dam. At last check water levels were pretty stable around 80cfs which is certainly a welcome break from the low flows of winter for the fish in the Crooked. A sudden change in flows can reduce feeding activity for a short time, but for …

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Crooked River Update 3/1/19

I’d expect that things have slowed down a little on the Crooked with the colder weather we’ve had. A light nymph set-up with small BWO and Midge patterns will certainly find fish, and there is still opportunity to find fish rising to Midges or BWOs in the early-mid afternoon. Right now the most challenging part …

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Crooked River Update 2/21/19

The Crooked has fished well in the past couple of weeks despite the cold weather we’ve had this February. The cloudy days and precipitation have produced some solid BWO hatches on the right afternoon, and the nymphing has been consistent. The water is low and cold and fish are certainly more active when the temperatures …

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Crooked Update 2/1/19

The warmer weather we’ve seen in the last week has provided for some pretty good fishing out on the Crooked. With the water as low as it is, any consistent bump in temperatures typically leads to increased fish activity. Nymphing with light indicators and a BWO or Midge pattern has been successful, just be sure …

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