Metolius River Report

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

On the Metolius today and for the next few days I would expect to see amazing mayfly hatches. Blue Wing Olives, Cinygmula’s, Pale Morning Duns & March Browns all could/should be in the mix, and with the cool, cloudy and occasionally wet weather it is screaming MAYFLY HATCH!
Caddis prefer generally to hatch on warmer days, so they may slow down a little until mid week when the 70 degree weather returns. Certainly you can still be fishing caddis pupa patterns in the afternoon and evening times when the fish are used to seeing pupas in the drift and getting ready for emergence.
Stonefly nymphs are a great choice all over the river, with Golden Stones #8-14 being important year round on the Metolius. The smaller sizes are a good match for 1st year Golden’s, and also ringers for matching Yellow Sally Nymphs.
Bull Trout are eating well, everything from Nymphs, Leeches and Big Meaty Streamers.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Thursday, April 22nd

Crane Prairie Reservoir: Docks Are in At The Resort Side Launch
Wickiup Reservoir: Water Levels Are Low
Hosmer Lake: Still Snowed In
East Lake: Good Amount of Snow Still
Crooked River: Fishing well and is one of the best opportunities now
Deschutes River: Water is low and easy to access and wade
Fall River: Fall River is Fishing Very Good
Metolius River: The Metolius is seeing a bit of the April Blues

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, April 10th

Crooked River: Is At A Nice Level
Fall River: Fall River is Fishing Well
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes Has Dropped and is At A Great Level
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes is Still Closed Another 11 Days
South Twin Lake: Fishing Hasn't Picked Up Yet
Haystack Reservoir: Continues to Be A Hot Bet For Wading Anglers