Metolius River 09-03-2020

The Green Ridge Fire has burned 4,300 acres and is now 85% contained according to the Deschutes National Forest Service. I was in Camp Sherman on Saturday, skies where clear and smoke was hard to spot. The wind was blowing all afternoon and trout were up on PMD’s and tan caddis that were pouring out …

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Metolius River Update

The Metolius River has been fishing good lately. This time of the year, the river gets more UV, which spurs a whole bunch of bug activity, which in turn gets the fish-eating. We like to fish multiple nymph rigs down there nowadays. Favorites are Deep Pupae October caddis, Jimmy Legs and Stonefly nymphs with smaller …

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Metolius Update 4/17/2020

The Metolius River has been fishing good lately. This time of the year, the river gets more UV, which spurs a whole bunch of bug activity, which in turn gets the fish eating. We like to fish multiple nymph rigs down there nowadays. Favorites are Deep Pupae October caddis, Jimmy Legs and Stonefly nymphs with …

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Metolius River Update 2/13/2020

The river continues to fish well, Golden Stones, October Caddis, and an assortment of smaller Stonefly and Mayfly patterns are producing good numbers of nice rainbows. Plenty of Bull Trout are also being caught on nymph rigs, and those who are specifically targeting Bulls with bigger nymphs are probably catching more fish than those throwing …

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Metolius Update 01/08/2020

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 11-25-2019

The Met is my go to for winter fishing, the Kokanne have finished their spawn and the whitefish are begging theirs. Small pale yellow or orange egg patterns will be a good bet for the next couple of weeks as the spawn continues. The trout will stack up behind spawning white fish and pick off …

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Metolius Update 7/18/19

The Metolius River is one of the area’s most consistent fisheries in terms of accessible water and fish behavior. While the river may not boast the greatest numbers of fish per mile, its large and elusive Redbands and Bull Trout make for one of the most challenging and rewarding native trout fisheries in the state. …

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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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