below Bowman Dam
|8 am||695.00/2280||7 30 year|
|8 am||1037.00/2780||7 30 year|
blw nr Opal Cty
|7 am||2.24/185||7 30 year|
|8 am||6.37/3880||7 30 year|
What to Expect in March
|Small black stonefly|
Hatches divided by half-month.
Super Major Minor Slight None
This month the trout should be interested in small midges , blue-winged olives , and scuds . Size 16-18 Scuds with an orange tint are always a good option (scuds get an orange-colored parasite in their body, and studies have proved that trout key-in on that feature). Dead drift your scud near the bottom, or slowly retrieve it in slow water.
Many Crooked River anglers use scud patterns that are too big. Size-16 and sometimes size-18 patterns will take more trout than size 12-14 flies.
During blue-winged olive hatches, try using a Parachute Baetis with an emerger pattern on a trailer behind it. Trout usually take the emerger.
Other good blue-winged olive choices are a Sparkle Dun , Baetis Cripple , or CDC Baetis . Before the hatch, dead-drift a size 18 Pheasant Tail or dark Hares Ear near the bottom. This strategy can also be productive during a hatch.
You should also be prepared for little brown stoneflies .
Remember to move slowly along the river. It can be hard to spot feeding fish unless you slow down and scan the water carefully.
For more information on March fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report
|NOAA, Accuweather, Weather Channel|
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