Crooked River Report 1/12/2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Crooked is fishing pretty well this winter for native redbands and whitefish.  Although the sun barely makes it over the canyon walls,  the warmer days have seen pretty good hatches of small blue wing olives and midges. Subsurface patterns have been producing the best as dry fly fishing has been OK but mostly smaller fish have been up and eating on top. If you are going to fish the dry, a size 18 or 20 Purple Haze can get it done.   Nymphing the Zebra Midge and Ray Charles combo is a great place to start but small and sparse mayfly nymphs will produce well also.  We like the JuJu Baetis patterns, sparse Pheasant Tails, and the Tailwater Tiny will get some nice fish to commit.  Enjoy the scenery and make a great half day of fishing one of our favorite local rivers!

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