Crooked creek is one of the best smallmouth bass creeks around.
Water levels will vary with the seasons/rainfall and I have included on this page graphs for the water levels at Kelly Crossing and Harrison. These graphs are refreshed each time you enter this page so you will see current information. I use these graphs along with customer input to determine float conditions.
Ideal water level for floating anywhere from Pyatt bridge to Yellville is around 10.5-12.0ft on the Kellys Crossing graph. Creek is floatable below 10.5 if your tolerance for dragging your kayak is high and up to 13.0 and maybe 13.5 if you are a good kayaker. I recommend staying off creek at any higher levels.
Floating from Harmon Slab to Pyatt bridge (11-12 miles) requires around 5.6 to 6.0ft of water on Harrison gauge.
Of course with kayaks you need very little water to float and I will give you my recommendation during low water conditions and you can do with it what you will.
Below I have pasted a few links to various commentary on the creek made by other folks and you can research and find many more yourself.