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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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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