Metolius River Fishing Report

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

We’ve been seeing an afternoon hatch of mostly BWO’s, but a couple of days ago there were some small yellow stoneflies, some grey caddis and some straggler cinygmula’s hatching. Fish were rising to the BWO’s mostly, but there were a few crushing rise forms that indicated maybe there were a few fish eating the stones.
We were Bull Trout fishing and didn’t get any, but saw some fish in the the usual places and had a great follow and take with one of the fish.
Watched a local angler put on a clinic with an old school indicator system, Golden Stone Nymph with an Egg Dropper. He smacked ’em. Fun to watch while we got skunked on the Bull’s.
Allingham Bridge to Gorge and the Hatchery area are the best places to access and fish with the snow on the roads and trails.
It’s been pretty warm so it is melting now but not going very fast.
This is a great time of year for Bull Trout, so definitely the time to go is now.

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