Metolius River is Fishing Well

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Metolius is fishing well. Drakes are on but have not peaked by any means. This means on most days you’ll see drakes, maybe just a few, but the fish are looking up for them. Some of the most intense Green Drake hatches are still ahead of us in June over the next 20 days or so.

PMD hatches are good most afternoons and you’ll see PMD’s all over the river from the Lake Creek run to below Bridge 99.

We’ve also been experiencing good caddis emergences and getting some Yellow Sally Stoneflies too.

We had a customer have a banner day on a black ant the other day! This of you that know me know I am a dry fly addict, and a match the hatch freak. I also love terrestrials and believe in them for lakes and rivers. The Metolius is no exception. The last couple of seasons I have been fishing more black beetle patterns on the Met because of my success with them on the lakes. I just feel a ton of confidence with them. Try it. Euro Nymphing continues to be our #1 method of picking up fish now. Indicator Nymphing and a bit of streamer action is good for redsides and bull trout now.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, May 29th

Metolius River: Drakes Were Okay This Week
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes River Report
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes Report
Fall River: Fall River Report
Crooked River: Crooked River is Running Normal
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake is Fishing Good
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report
East Lake: East Lake Fishing Report
Three Creek Lake: 3 Creeks Lake Has Melted Off Now
McKenzie River: Great Week on The McKenzie

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, May 22nd

East Lake: Docks are in and We Got The Green Light to Guide
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer is Fishing Good
Lower Deschutes River: Decent Bite on Big Stones
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes is Good
Crooked River: Crooked River is Running Low
Fall River: Bring Your A Game on The Fall
Metolius River: Metolius is Getting Better
Three Creek Lake: Three Creek Lakes Report