Crooked River Report 9/10/21

Crooked River Report 9/10/21

The Crooked River continues to provide great fishing. We’ve been seeing some excellent pale morning dun hatches. They are typically around size 16 - 20, expect the bigger ones on cooler cloudy days. Caddis are still around and the fish will look for them when the PMD hatch isn’t prevalent. Terrestrials can receive some attention, I wouldn’t fish them without a dropper nymph. PMD nymphs, baetis nymphs, two-bit hookers, and caddis pupa are the go-to nymphs. Midges are also worth a try. Don’t forget about soft hackles, either on a swing or under your indicator, they do a great job of imitating an emerging caddis or mayfly. With many days this week forecasted to be in the 70s, I would expect some excellent hatches and lots of hungry fish. 

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, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18

Recommended Nymphs: 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, Split Back PMD #18, 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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