Crooked River Report 1/28/2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

We have been out to the Crooked River a few times recently.   Although the bigger fish have been hard to find, fishing has been good for smaller trout.  Nymphing the small stuff remains the most consistent producer.  The fish seem to be concentrated so if you are not finding any players, look for another spot.  Small nymphs such as Zebra Midges, Pheasant Tails and the Ray Charles have been good.  Use your smallest most sensitive indicators and if you haven't tried the New Zealand Indicator stop by and pick one up.  Dry fly fishing has been sporadic but often good in areas where the wind is not too heavy.  The famous Purple Haze always seems to be the go-to for many of the Crooked regulars but there's nothing wrong with a Parachute Adams either. If you are a hatch-matcher, small midge adults (dries) and emergers are really what they are eating as we haven't seen many mayflies on the surface.   The late winter and spring blue wing olive hatches aren't too far off on the horizon.

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