Fishing the Crooked River
If you're looking for places to fish in Oregon, the Crooked River is a great river for new fly fishers. It contains a great wading environment where you learn the basics without being in danger as common holes are gradual rather than sudden and the flow of the river is manageable for kids. The river is open year around for fishing, with the best fly fishing an 8 mile stretch between Bowman Dam (Prineville Reservoir) to Mile Marker 8 towards Prineville.
Crooked River Fishing Regulations
Crooked River Weather
Crooked River Fishing Maps
Our Crooked River fishing maps represent the areas that we've fished and we're openly sharing with you. We're always looking for contributors, if you've got a fishing spot you'd like to add send it to us using the "Share a Spot" button below.
Crooked River Recommended Flies
Crooked River Stocking Schedules
ODFW is not stocking the Deschutes River at this time. For more information on stocking schedules for Oregon rivers and lakes, please visit the ODFW Trout Stocking website.
Crooked River Fishing Reports
Fishing Spots Near Crooked River
Prineville Reservoir is known for crappie, bass and trout and feeds the Crooked River. Crappie and both species of bass are the prime targets. Much of the warm water angling for all species is in the shallower upper end as well as within several major coves around the reservoir. Trout anglers also get their groove on here, with a good population of hatchery-stocked rainbow trout, including fish to good size.