The Crooked River water levels are fluctuating as irrigation season has ended. Yesterday it was down to a meager 40 something CFS but I see today it has been bumped back to 78 CFS. This is what we worried about in the drought once farming demands are over, no one cares about the fish. 78 works ok. Let’s hope they leave it there and wet weather hits soon.
BWO, PMD, Mahogany Duns, and Midges are all important. Perdigons, Zebra Midges, Scuds, and Skinny Nelson are great nymphs. Whitefish spawn is coming soon, and that is excellent action with eggs when they start pairing up on the redds. Until then, stick with the hatch matching stuff and little nymphs. When the water goes low, it can be an advantage in the some of the seams between the weed beds to fish directly upstream with a single nymph and a NZ Wool Indicator.