Metolius Update 7/5/19

June was a great month on the Metolius. The annual Drake emergence seemed to have been lengthened substantially by the cool weather we’ve had, and there were plenty of cloudy and wet afternoons to bring the bugs out in big numbers. The Drakes are pretty much done at this point, but there are plenty of …

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Metolius Update 6/19/19

Fishing is good on the Metolius, and the warmer weather is bringing more opportunity to fish dries throughout the day. PMDs, Green Drakes, and various Caddis are all in the mix for the time being. Most surface activity will be through the afternoon and evening, with Drakes being most prevalent in the mid-late afternoon hours. …

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Metolius Update 5/24

Things haven’t slowed down a bit on the Metolius. While it is one of the more challenging rivers in the area to find success on, those with the skills and knowledge to find the elusive native Rainbows the river’s crystal cold waters hold have seen unmatched consistency on the Metolius for several months. The overcast …

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Metolius Update 3/29/19

The Metolius has been a strong and consistent river for local anglers throughout the Winter, and should only fish better as we transition into Spring. We are still mainly using our cold month-flies right now, and seeing most of our fish on the small Baetis patterns. Leading with a large Golden Stone or October Caddis …

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Metolius Update 3/13/19

It has been a great Winter on the Metolius and there is no reason to think the fishing will slow down anytime soon. The latest we’ve heard on access is that the road below the hatchery is still a no-go, but that could change at any time now. Nymphing has been very consistent and we …

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Metolius Update 3/1/19

We haven’t heard any first-hand reports of what has or has not been plowed as far as road access goes for the Metolius. They’ll typically try to plow down to the hatchery but I’d imagine the road is pretty low priority and it may not be accessible at this point. We’ll provide updates as we …

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Metolius Update 2/21/19

Access on the Metolius has become a little more difficult with the storms we’ve seen this February. The road is being plowed pretty consistently in the Camp Sherman area but access to the lower campgrounds can be tricky. The fishing has been good and there is opportunity to find nice Redsides as well as the …

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Metolius Update 2/1/19

Access is still wide open on the Metolius, and while there has been a fair amount of pressure there is room for anglers to spread out. Whether you’re looking for Rainbows or Bulls nymphing is the most effective way to find fish right now. Big Stoneflies, October Caddis, and various Mayfly nymphs are all producing …

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Metolius Update 1/17/19

We are seeing some snow and colder temperatures throughout Central Oregon, but access on the Metolius has not been an issue and the roads have stayed pretty clear all the way to lower bridge. The river continues to fish well, especially for those focusing their efforts on nymphing. Golden Stones, October Caddis, and an assortment …

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Metolius Update 12/21/18

The consistent waters of the Metolius are not disappointing, and continue to provide excellent opportunity to find quality, native fish. Most of the precipitation up around Camp Sherman has been a mix of rain and snow, and there shouldn’t be too many issues with road access at this point, but of course that can change …

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