below Bowman Dam
|10 pm||478.00/660||7 30 year|
|10 pm||746.00/1110||7 30 year|
blw nr Opal Cty
|7 am||2.24/185||7 30 year|
|10 pm||4.13/2380 ↓||7 30 year|
What to Expect in May
|Pale morning dun|
Hatches divided by half-month.
Super Major Minor Slight None
The Crooked can be high and unfishable in May, so check the river levels before heading over here. If the river's in shape, fishing should hold up until the weather gets hot in July.
Midges and caddis will provide the most of the action. Midge rises can be very difficult to detect--just a gentle sip and maybe a little bit of nose is all you'll see. So walk slowly, pause often, and use your eyes before unlimbering your casting arm. Keep your midge pupa patterns small, generally around size 20-22. However it's always a good idea to snag a real bug or at least its shuck and measure your fly against the real McCoy.
Grannom caddis will be hatching this month. Mid-month is a typical kick-off time for this hatch, but warmer weather can make it happen earlier, and cold weather can put it off for a week or so. A CDC Caddis or Henryville in size 12-14 is a good choice on this moderately-paced river. During a hatch and when there is no hatch, you can also cast a size 12-14 green Sparkle Pupa .
Trout are still in spawning mode, so don't tread on a redd.
For more information on May 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