Metolius River Fish Report for 7-31-2021
On the Metolius, hatches are good
Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)
by The Fly Fishers Place
On the Metolius, hatches are good, and should be getting better as we move into August. All the years I have fished the Metolius, the hatches are always noticeably better in August then they were in July. Then the really good stuff comes in September, but we will save that story for another report. A teaser if you will…
What we are seeing now includes: PMD #16, BWO #20-22, Pink Lady #16, Ameletus #14-16, Tan Caddis #16-18, Olive Caddis #16-18, Black/Dark Gray Caddis #18-20, Yellow Sally #14-18, Golden Stones #8-10, a stray Salmonfly that can be locally important #4-8, Rusty Spinners #16-18, Olive Spinners #20
You will want to match all of this from bottom to top, including emergers and cripples for the mayflies and caddis.
Spinner falls are occurring at dusk.
I think even more lake run Bull Trout have arrived in the river. It is pretty cool to see so many.
If you have not taken up Euro Nymphing on the Metolius, you really should do it. It is a way to get some incredible drifts and takes you just can’t achieve with an indicator rig.
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Saturday, July 24th
Metolius River: The Metolius continues to be our bread and butter,
Crooked River: The Crooked River remains a good place to fish as flows are stable for now
Lower Deschutes River: The Lower Deschutes has a split story
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Report
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is fishing really well for us
Fall River: Fall River is good
Santiam River ( North Fork) : The Upper North Santiam is a really good place to go now
Crane Prairie Reservoir: All the same surface temps in the mid-70’s
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer is Another Place We Should Let Rest
East Lake: East Lake is producing a lot of kokanee on nymphs
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Saturday, July 10th
Metolius River: The Metolius is fishing mostly very well
Crooked River: The Crooked is running well from Bowman Dam
Fall River: Fall River is getting better on the dry fly action during the heat
McKenzie River: We had an incredibly good week floating and fishing the McKenzie
Three Creek Lake: A Red Hippie Stomper with a Callibaetis nymph is a killer combo
Paulina Lake: Paulina Lake Fishing Report
: Crane Prairie is showing signs of life in the channels
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