Crooked River & Ochoco Creek

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mezzfin
Took my son out to the crooked River last night and grabbed a campsite at Chimney Rock. Up at 6:30am for some time on the early water:D


There's a crazy caddis hatch on right now, and I guess the fish are stuffed, because we only managed a few bows and a few white fish. :( Around noon we broke camp and headed back into Prineville. On a whim, I thought I'd try something I'd read about and splash into Ochoco Creek right in the middle of Prineville.


Holy cow: Ochoco Creek is full of small bows just dying to eat what you're feeding them! They're biting the indicator, the fly, even my son's finger as he was unhooking another fish. It was crazy. OK, so the fish are mighty small, but I've heard of bigger pools along here with bigger fish, and I know I'm going back to find them. What a hoot! Definitely time to get a 7' rod with a 3WT line.
 
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bigsteel
very nice report
 
Raincatcher
Raincatcher
Nice! Always loved that area.
 
brandon4455
brandon4455
excellent report. really need to get back over there sometime.
 

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