Crooked River update 4/10/16

Water conditions are still very high and I don’t think they are coming down anytime soon. We are having very warm conditions and that is melting snow fast in the Ochocco’s. The reservoir as of today is 100% full. 100%! WOW. To top it off there is over 1000 cfs coming in to the reservoir and they are releasing 780 cfs. It may need to be higher…

Could you fish it? Yes. Careful wading. Nymphs with lots of weight. You might see a hatch of BWO’s. In the past when we couldn’t wait to fish it and went in high water anyway, we had a fair bit of success with wooly buggers. I’m not going until the water comes down, but even in high water fish have to eat.

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