Drakes Are Still On

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers's Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

On the Metolius Drakes are still on and fishing is good to great most afternoons from Canyon Creek to Candle Creek. PMD’s are also very important. You need a good cripple and emerger pattern to supplement your dun patterns. Rusty Spinners will round out your PMD experience at dusk. 

Caddis hatches are good, but will improve with warmer days ahead. BWO hatches have been coming off in the early evening after the drakes. Keep an eye open for them because they can be sneaky but important. After size 8 or 10 drakes have been the focus, seeing and recognizing a size 20 baetis is not what we want to focus on. But the trout do. Bull Trout fishing is good on big streamers. My customers Jake and his dad Don have been making me jealous. Euro Nymphing is excellent, especially in the upper river and down around Bridge 99. We are getting close to Golden Stones in the Upper River segments so stone nymphs are key up there especially.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, June 5th

Metolius River: Metolius River is Fishing Well
Three Creek Lake: 3 Creeks Lake is All Snow Free
McKenzie River: Mckenzie is Outstanding With Dry Flies
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes is Great
Upper Deschutes River: Upper Deschutes Report
Hosmer Lake: Afternoon Fishing Has Been Picking Up
East Lake: East Lake FIshing Report
Fall River: Fall River is Fishing Well
Crooked River: Mixed Reports on The Crooked

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