Metolius River Fish Report 12-08-07

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)


by The Fly Fishers Place
12-8-2007
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This spring fed river stays around 47-52 degrees year round and it fishes like a spring creek!  Averaging 1-3 fish an hour is the norm.  Have patience... it takes quality time on the water to get a feel for this river's complex character.  Patience will eventually lead to fishing success.  This is a stalking trout stream, casting from your knees and from behind bushes to hide yourself from fish will help out--alot.  Wading often spooks fish, if you can hit the spot without getting in the river, you are already ahead of the game. 

As the weather continues to be more wintery, look for mayflies to drop off considerably with the excepting of BWOs.  Tan, green, and brown caddis can show up too.  Little green or black stoneflies become impotant food this time of year and BWOs begin to be the main mayfly.  Midge dryies are always on the menu for Fall/Winter.  Keep an eye out for Mahogony Duns, fish can really turn onto these.  Keep an eye out for Cinygmulas, fish love these.  The Fall Green Drakes and Goldenstones are gone. October Caddis nymphs are a good choice.  Bull Trout are pretty much done spawning so the action has slowed down for these guys but they are always an option.  Remember, prime rainbow trout fishing is between noon and dark, sleep in! FROM ALLINGHAM BRIDGE UPSTREAM TO THE HEADWATERS IS CLOSED AND REOPENS JUNE 2008!!

DRIES: CDC Baetis, Henryville, Mahogany Duns, Cinygmula, small green / black stoneflies.  

NYMPHS: Batman, green rock worm, serendipity, sparkle pupa, October caddis nymph, assorted mayfly nymphs as listed above.

BULL TROUT: the biggest and heaviest streamer you got!



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