Crooked is great on Euro Nymphs in the morning and early afternoon and about 2 to 4 a nice PMD hatch comes off and the fish go on the dry well! Evenings are good with Caddis, Rusty Spinners and Soft Hackles. We've been having amazing guide days out there.
Great to see afternoon PMD's improving the afternoon dry fly fishing. In the evening caddis and rusty spinners are really good. We continue to kick butt with Euro Nymphing fishing small mayfly nymphs primarily . PT's, Micro May, 2 Bit Hooker, Perdigons, Euro Jigs, Rainbow Warriors, Ray Charles, Scuds and Zebra Midges are productive.
Fishing is great especially on small nymphs like Zebra Midges, Micro Mayflies, Frenchie's and Perdigons. Some fish coming up in the afternoon especially as the shadows begin to creep over the water and even more so in the evening. Purple Haze or Comparaduns have been great. We've also done well on X Caddis, Adams, Renegades … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 7/10/18
Euro Nymphing! It's so good. If not Euro, then use a light yarn indicator for better strike detection. Euro style Perdigons, Frenchies, Micro Mayflies, PT, Zebra Midge, Scuds, Cased Caddis and Psycho Prince have been great for us. There have been some Mahogany Mayflies and PMD's coming off. At dusk there are Rusty Spinners that … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 6/29/18
ODFW is doing their electro shocking survey this week so that isn't super great for the fishing. It will be done Thursday and will bounce back. We've been doing really well on Nymphs. Micro Mayfly, Euro Jig, Frenchie, Zebra Midges, PT and Anato May's. On top Renegades, Purple Haze, Comparaduns, Upright Rusty Spinners and Adams … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 6/22/18
Plenty of great nymphing going on now that the Mother's Day Caddis seem like they are through until next spring. Oh sure, there are a few mayflies and caddis bringing up fish to the top but not the intense dry fly action we saw with the major caddis hatch. We've been crushing it with Euro … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 6/4/18
We are still seeing a lot of Mother's Day Caddis and the fish are still loving them. Mixed in with the caddis are BWO's, Midges and a few PMD's. So with all these hatches there has been a lot of dry fly action, but nymph fishing is still the most productive for most of the … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 5/22/18
Our guides have had good days on the Crooked this week, mostly on Mother's Day Caddis pupa and a Black Elk Hair Caddis. Most days the hatch is very strong and you will see a LOT of caddis in the air. Good times! Midges, BWO's and Scuds are certainly on the menu. We've been smacking … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 5/11/18
The river is almost to full summer flow, running about 215 cfs today. Hard to say with a low snow pack if they plan to take it up to 240-280 eventually or if they plan to conserve water over the summer. In any event it is in good condition and the river is fishing really … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 4/26/18
water levels are coming up for summer irrigation demands but will not go higher or into that nasty run off level we get some springs as snow pack is low in the Ochocco's. It's been running 170 cfs +/- and normal summer flows are in the 250 cfs range, winter flows run from 50 to … Continue reading Crooked River fishing report 4/20/18