The Kokanee Spawn is On

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

On the Metolius we should see Green Drakes straggling to the finish line this week, and that should be about it for them until next May. Tina and I fished the river a couple of times last week and caught all of our fish on the Jeff’s Flav, GD Sparkle Dun and GD Film Critic. 
Besides Drakes, look for BWO, Mahogany Duns, PMD’s, several types of Caddis (Olive #16-18, Tan #12-16, Grey #14-16 & October #8-10), some Golden Stones and a small number of the little Olive Stones left. 
As we move towards that cooler weather later in the week BWO’s will be really important and I’d say looking back over the years at October hatches when the weather cools that Mahogany Duns will make a stronger appearance. 3 flies I like for Mahogany Duns include a Gray Comparadun, Quill Gordon and an Upright Rusty Spinner which is an incredible little brown parachute pattern that works all over the place, but becomes a real favorite in the fall. 

The Kokanee spawn is on, so add Egg’s to your nymphing game. 
Lot’s of great Bull Trout opportunities now on big streamers.

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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, September 26th

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Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes Was Good All Week
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes is Good From Bend to Lake Billy Chinook
Crooked River: The Crooked is Holding Steady
Fall River: The Fall Was on Fire This Week
Upper Deschutes River: Only A Few Days Left in The Season
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Fishing Report
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fishing Report
East Lake: Was good Before The Winds
Paulina Lake: Top Choice For Fall
Three Creek Lake: Three Creek Lake Fishing Report
Cultus Lake: Cultus Lake Fishing Report
Twin Lake South: Twin Lakes Fishing Report