Crooked River

River Levels

GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
Crooked
below Bowman Dam
9 am
257.00/820
7 30 year
Crooked
Terrebone
9 am
429.00/133
7 30 year
7 am
2.24/185
7 30 year
9 am
2.17/1390 ↑
7 30 year

 

Major Hatches for December

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

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

► 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.

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 a good time to try scud patterns.

 

December 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

 

Map (enlarge)

 

Weather

Prineville

 

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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