Overall The Fishing Has Been Good

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Metolius is seeing tremendous hatches of BWO’s and still a fair amount of PMD’s, Mahogany Duns and the beginning of the November Cinygmula emergences (looks like PMD but has 2 tails instead of 3). Plenty of Caddis out too, and still some mixed stoneflies including Golden Stones straggling to a finish of the 2020 hatch season in all this warm weather we’ve had and should continue to have for another several days.

Overall the fishing is really good for trout and pretty good for Bull Trout.

On any given day over the next several weeks plan to mix up your day with dries and nymphs if you’re after rainbows and definitely add streamers to the game if you’re looking for Bull’s.

The Kokanee are about totally done but the eggs are going to be in the drift for a bit, so continue to nymph an egg pattern as one of your options.

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Monday, October 19th

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
Lower Deschutes River: 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