Kokanee Are Still Spawning

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

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by The Fly Fishers Place

On Friday I fished with some good buddies down on the Metolius, with our emphasis on Bull Trout. My friend Mike got a nice one but lost it in a big stream side bush. That fish knew what it was doing. We found an excellent BWO hatch and got distracted from casting big streamers and went to 6x and #20 dries. Good stuff. 

On Saturday I went again with my friend Ken and we had a focus on hitting the afternoon hatch. It was our first day of snow since last winter and the PMD’s and BWO’s were coming off well. Look for mid-day hatches to occur all week. There were some gorgeous Yellowish/Olive Caddis (#12) hatching yesterday and I saw some trout behavior that would indicate they were slashing at Caddis Pupa in the film during emergence. 
There are still Kokanee spawning so egg nymphs are a great bet in a lot of areas.

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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Monday, October 19th, 2020

Metolius River: Plenty of Good Caddis Hatches
Fall River: Really Good BWO’s and Excellent Nymphing Going On
Crooked River: River is Low But Fishing Well
Deschutes River- Lower: The Next 2 Months Should Be Good Steelheading
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
East Lake: Lots of Nice Rainbows & Browns
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie Reservoir Report
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Report