Crooked River Report 7/9/21

Crooked River Report 7/9/21

Crooked River fishing has been decent. The flows are consistently high at 298 CFS. This is good for the fish because they have plenty of cool water to take refuge in while the heat lingers. Evening fishing has been the best. Surface action is fairly inconsistent but fish will rise occasionally to pale morning duns, caddis and terrestrials. Nymphing is the way to go for numbers. PMD nymphs, caddis pupa and midges are really good. Small mayfly nymphs in the 16 - 22 size range have excellent potential. Euro style nymphs are another really excellent style of nymph to use on the Crooked. Make sure to land and release fish fast so that the heat doesn’t stress them out too much.

Recommended Dries: Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, CDC Caddis #14 - 16, Purple Haze #18-20, Winkers Midge Black #18-24, Stillborn Midge #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl Black #14-16, Tilt wing PMD #16, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Tilt Wing Dun Mahogany #14, Black Stimi #14-16, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20

Recommended Nymphs: Peacock Jimmy Legs #10-12, Perdigon Purple #14-18, Physco Prince #14-18, Two Bit Hooker #16-20 Red or Black, Trina’s BWO Angel-case Emerger #16-20, TailWater Tiny TB Olive #18-22, BWO Biot Emerger #18-20, Soft Hackle Olive #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Olive BH Scud #16 - 14, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18

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