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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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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