Metolius River Fish Report 12-31-07

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

by The Fly Fishers Place

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.??

The key to fishing the Metolius in winter is timing. ??If the weather is sunny and stable, the Metolius can have prolific BWO and midge hatches. ??If it is wintery, cloudy and cold, you may want to go somewhere else. ??However, fish always have to eat so nymphing is always a good choice. ??Bull Trout provide more consistent fishing this time of year. ??Primetime fishing is 11 am to 2 pm.

DRIES: CDC Baetis, midges, small green / black stoneflies.????

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

BULL TROUT: the biggest and heaviest streamer you got!

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