Crooked River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
Crooked
below Bowman Dam
11 am
3.46/272
118.4
7 30 year
Crooked
Terrebone
11 am
3.85/70
150.7
7 30 year
9 am
2.04/154
7 30 year
11 am
1.92/1270 ↑
7 30 year
08/01:

Continue to think small, says Dorian at Fin and Fire. A size 18-22 Zebra Midge, size 18 Rainbow Warrior, etc. Early morning and late evening are best. Wade carefully: rocks have a thick coat of algae. Overall, fishing is not bad, considering.

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

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


Pupa

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

Adult

Size 10-22 Griffiths Gnat, Sprout Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

► Adult imitations such as a Griffiths Gnat work, but it might be a good idea to carry some size-16 Renegades. Renegades look like two midges locked in amorous embrace, so trout--no romantics--figure it's a two-for-one real meal deal.

Adult

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

► Carry pink patterns or olive with orange.

► Scuds are light-shy, so cloudy days, mornings, and evenings are best.

Adult

Size 4-10 Madam X, Daves Hopper, Morrish Hopper. Tan/yellow, olive/yellow, green

Bankwater with grass: standard dry fly

► There can be hopper action in the afternoon late in the month. Try a Morrish Hopper with a size 16-18 nymph on a 24-inch dropper leader off the hook bend.

Trout


► If your nymph is too close to the bottom you'll be picking up algae, moss, and whitefish. So be near the bottom, but not on it.

► You might find that your nymphs will work better if they have a bit of flash. Try teaming a nymph such as a Lightning Bug with a pink or orange Scud, or just fish the Scud alone.

► The Crooked is not a good warm-weather stream, however you might do okay in the evening, after 6:30 p.m.
Prineville

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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