Crooked River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Crooked
below Bowman Dam
9 pm 349.00/266 7 30 year
Crooked
Terrebone
9 pm 425.00/136 7 30 year
Crooked
blw nr Opal Cty
7 am 2.24/185 7 30 year
Crooked
nr Culver
9 pm 1.94/1280 7 30 year

 

What to Expect in August

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Caddis
Yellow sally
Midge
Scud
Hopper

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

The Crooked is not a good warm-weather stream, however you might do okay in the evening. Try fishing from 6:30 p.m. to dark using midge pupa patterns drifted just below the surface. Late afternoon, try a Morrish Hopper with a size 16-18 nymph on a 24-inch dropper leader off the hook bend.

Other times, you can try nymphs. 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. Other good subsurface flies this month include Prince nymphs, small Cased Caddis, size 18-20 Pheasant Tails, Micro Mayfly in size 16, and size 16-18 dark caddis pupa patterns.

When fishing nymphs, make sure your fly is near the bottom; but if you're too close to the bottom you'll be picking up algae, moss, and whitefish. So be near the bottom, but not on it.

Evenings may see hatches of caddis. Carry size 18-20 patterns. Also carry midge adult imitations such as a Griffiths Gnat. Some size 16 Renegades might also produce trout for you. Renegades look like two midges locked in amorous embrace, so trout--no romantics--figure it's a two-for-one real meal deal.

For more information on August fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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Other Info Sources

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Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

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The Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474

The Hook 541-593-2358

Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters 503-252-1529