Metolius River Fish Report for 9-19-2021
The Metolius has not been as good this September as usual
Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)
by The Fly Fishers Place
The Metolius has not been as good this September as usual. I hate to say that, because September has always been a magical cornucopia of hatches and amazing fishing. Both seem a touch off. Not that the fishing is bad, it’s just fine. It is just not as red hot as I’ve seen in the 9th month over several years of caring about it.
Drakes and Flav’s are still a big deal. Flav’s, not as many, but Drakes march on and should remain important to early October. PMD’s and BWO’s and Mahogany Duns are all very important Fall hatches on the Metolius so make sure you’re stocked up on emergers, cripples, duns (and if you fish until dusk, spinners too).
Caddis will be back strong this week as temps go back to the high 70’s and even low 80’s. Pupa’s and Adults for several species of caddis hatches will be important. Iris, CDC, Cornfed and X Caddis in #14-18 Tan and Olive will cover most of the hatches you’ll this week. The Micro Caddis that were so prevalent before seem to be done for the summer. October Caddis are hatching more frequently and will be important from now until May.
We’ve now seen the 1st of the Kokanee run coming up river from Lake Billy Chinook. In the coming weeks there will be tens of thousands of this small salmon in the Metolius. Hmmm, I am thinking Egg Patterns for trout are going to be pretty effective and White or Black/White Streamers are going to attract a fair share of Bull Trout now.
Expect a mix of stoneflies for a while, with Golden Stones and Little Olives being 2 that the fish will be most likely to eat as Adults. Golden Stone Nymphs are a year round staple on the Metolius.
Lots of good fishing to be had on the Metolius, and who knows, maybe you’ll be there when the Magic Happens!
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Sunday, September 12th
Metolius River: Metolius Fishing Report
Deschutes River- Lower: The Lower Deschutes from Warm Springs to Trout Creek is fishing well with a lot of caddis still
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes Fishing Report
Deschutes River- Upper: The Upper Deschutes above Crane Prairie is open for about 2 more weeks
Crooked River: The Crooked River is fishing very good
Paulina Lake: There are a good number of big Chironomids hatching
East Lake: East Lake is still rocking
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake was good this week
Three Creek Lake: Three Creeks Lake is a good bet for the week
The Fly Fishers Place Reportsfor Friday, September 3rd
Metolius River: The Metolius is Seeing a Big Increase in Green Drake Hatch Activity
Deschutes River- Lower: The Lower Deschutes Trout Action is Good
Deschutes River: The Middle Deschutes is in Great Shape
Deschutes River- Upper: The Upper Deschutes Is Open For Just Shy of a Month Now
Fall River: The Fall River is Good
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is Great Fishing
Crooked River: The PMD Hatches on The Crooked are Just Exceellent
: East Lake is Just Excellent With Callibaetis Now
Paulina Lake: Ants and Hoppers Were Our Best Flies at Paulina Lake This Week
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake is Great
Three Creek Lake: Three Creek Lake is Also Good
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie is Hot and Warm
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