The Metolius is Still One to Proceed With Caution

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Metolius is still one to proceed with caution. My trip there this morning to scout it out was positive and like I said, more optimistic than expected. 

I was surprised by how little Fire Fighting activity (trucks and crews) there were. Earlier this week I posted a special report here to recommend staying away, as I wanted to keep you safe and, as importantly stay out of the way of fire fighting efforts. But, it seems that will be easy because the fire fighters don’t really appear to be using the 14 road as much I thought they would be.

This week down in the hatchery area the Bull Trout fishing has been hot on streamers.

The Ameletus mayfly hatch (Olive Haze 12-14) is going well. PMD’s and BWO hatches are around, timing has been all over the boards from noon to 7 PM. Be ready.

Ton’s of little Micro Caddis out now.

The Upper River is seeing some decent Golden Stone hatches and Yellow Sally’s. Hoppers and Ant patterns are worth prospecting with too

Below 99 there are Golden Stones too. Willowflies are just beginning their emergence there, and expect to see some Willowflies and Salmonflies near the hatchery in a week.

Fire conditions may change so we will keep you posted but for now I cant see any reason to stay off the water.

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, August 15th

East Lake: Good Chironomid Action & A Lot of Brown Trout
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fishing Report
Three Creek Lake: Three Creeks is Still Fishing Well
Fall River: Fall River Fishing Report
Crooked River: Crooked is Fishing Quite Well
Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes Fishing Report
McKenzie River: McKenize is Fishing Very Well Right Now
Metolius River: Metolius River Fishing Report