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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Crooked River Update 3/29/19

As we roll into spring the Crooked is shaping up nicely and providing plenty of opportunity to find early season trout. Now sitting around 90cfs, we’ve seen a steady uptick in the flows in the past couple of weeks. The increase in flows has been gradual and given the fish of the Crooked some welcome …

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Fall River Update 3/29/19

It’s great to see the numbers of fish that are still in the Fall right now, it was certainly a good Winter for sightfishing big rainbows close to town. We are seeing better numbers of active fish with the warming weather, and a few of our guides have had some really solid days on the …

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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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Crooked River Update 3/13/19

The recent snow created a bump in the flows below Bowman Dam. At last check water levels were pretty stable around 80cfs which is certainly a welcome break from the low flows of winter for the fish in the Crooked. A sudden change in flows can reduce feeding activity for a short time, but for …

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Fall River Update 3/13/19

Winter is flying by and there are still great numbers of fish throughout the Fall. Access issues due to snow mean the fish haven’t seen as much pressure as they typically do, and now’s as good a time as any to spend a day on the local spring creek. BWOs are always a possibility this …

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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 3/1/19

As with other area fisheries, access is the issue for fishing the Fall right now. Parking may be very limited or non-existent with all of the snow we’ve received in the past week. For those who do make it to the river expect to find fish grouped up and looking for small Midge and Mayfly …

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Crooked River Update 3/1/19

I’d expect that things have slowed down a little on the Crooked with the colder weather we’ve had. A light nymph set-up with small BWO and Midge patterns will certainly find fish, and there is still opportunity to find fish rising to Midges or BWOs in the early-mid afternoon. Right now the most challenging part …

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Crooked River Update 2/21/19

The Crooked has fished well in the past couple of weeks despite the cold weather we’ve had this February. The cloudy days and precipitation have produced some solid BWO hatches on the right afternoon, and the nymphing has been consistent. The water is low and cold and fish are certainly more active when the temperatures …

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