Crooked River Fly Fishing

The Crooked River flows from the base of Prineville Reservoir through a deep canyon of rim rock, wandering through a magnificent desert canyon. Depending on the time of day, the canyon walls reflect a rainbow of colors.

Crooked River, Prineville OregonCrooked River fly fishing is renowned for rainbow trout. With an estimated 3,000 trout per mile, it’s easy to see why the Crooked River is such a great place for fly fishing. Averaging 8-10 inches, these trout mimic their Deschutes River cousin’s power and strength.

The Crooked River is open to fly fishing all year long, with the best fishing being in the late winter and early spring, early summer, and fall. Like all rivers in the west, the Crooked River has prolific hatches of mayflies, midges, and caddis.