Crooked River

River Levels

GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
Crooked
below Bowman Dam
N/A
259.00/900
7 30 year
Crooked
Terrebone
N/A
437.00/147
7 30 year
7 am
2.24/185
7 30 year
6 am
2.03/1320
7 30 year

 

Recent Reports

11/02:

Trout fishing has been good, says Dave at Fin and Fire. As a general purpose dry fly, it's hard to beat a Purple Haze. Small nymphs are also a good choice. Expect blue-winged olive hatches. A few October caddis are still around; if the trout won't take a dry, try a nymph imitation.

 

Major Hatches for November

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Nymph

Size 16-20 Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear. Brown, brown-olive

Moderate runs, just below riffles: indicator, tight line, rising nymph

► Cloudy, drippy weather stimulates the ubiquitous blue-winged olives. If it's sunny, look for them in areas where shadows fall on the water.

► Nymphs can be productive before, during, and after a blue-wing hatch, and even when there is no hatch that day. The key is to make sure your imitation is drifting near the bottom. To achieve that goal, you may want to team your nymph with a heavy fly such as a Kaufmanns Stonefly or beadhead Prince. You might want to look at Jeff Morgan's article on Tiny Flies for thoughts on these small nymphs.

Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

► Trout can be very picky about size and color of the pupa. You may need to swap flies several times to find the right combination.

► Be prepared for hatches in the early morning hours and at dusk.

► When trout are midging, a Sprout Midge or Griffiths Gnat can work well, but a pupa pattern is always a good choice.

Adult

Size 6-16 Scud. Olive, tan, olive-pink, olive-orange

► Scud imitations are always a good winter choice here, especially when they have an orange or pink tint on the back. Dead drift your size 12-16 patterns near the bottom, or slowly retrieve them in slow water.

► Scuds are light-shy, so cloudy days are best

 

November Tips

General


► Be sure to check the river levels in case of sudden spikes due to storms.

 

Other Months

What to expect in 

 

 

Other Rivers or Lakes

 

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Weather

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Other Info Sources

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474

The Hook 541-593-2358

Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters 503-252-1529

 

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