Fly Fish Crooked River

Oregon Prineville Reservoir State Park

Added by Lindsey Banks

Active and challenging experienceBeautiful scenery views while you fishUnique activity in a scenic spot

Head East out of Bend, Oregon towards Prineville Reservoir State Park and Highway 27, which runs along the Crooked River. It is about an hour outside of Bend. Once you reach Highway 27 (Crooked River Highway), there are several campgrounds and pull-outs along the side of the road where you can stop and fish.

I recommend a guide for your first time. I used Fly and Field Outfitters located in Bend, Oregon and they were great. They rent waders and boots, and of course the fly fishing rods, reels, line, and flies. Their number is: 866-800-2812.

We stayed in the same spot for a while and then decided to make a move up the river to an area with a “magic carpet”, meaning that instead of wading over rocks and dirt, we were wading through a blanket of moss. This made it much easier to walk through the river.

Between the 3 of us, we caught about 10 rainbow trout and mountain whitefish in 3 different spots along the river.

Pack List

  • Fly Fishing essentials: rod, reel, line, flies, waders, boots etc.
  • Fishing license
  • Water and snacks
  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • Camera
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Chillin, Fishing, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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12 months ago

Love it!

Another incredible Oregon river to fly fish!!

12 months ago

Added by Lindsey Banks

I am a Florida-raised, Oregon-living outdoor adventurer. I love to travel, hike, rock climb, and spend time outdoors with my husband and our two dogs.

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