FISHING REPORTS

 

Metolius River Report 12/9/2017

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Bull trout fishing on the Metolius has been very good this fall and we expect it to continue into the winter.  The kokanee spawn lingered well into November this year and the bulls were really going after large flesh flies as the kokanee died off.  Move slowly as the bulls can be spotted by the observant angler that takes more time looking and hunting for fish than just blind casting.  7 and 8 wt. rods are the order of the day here.

Fishing for the beautiful native rainbows is good.  Some fish can be found up and eating small mayflies midday in select locations but nymphing will generally be the most productive way to find a few willing players.  Stonefly nymphs trailed by a small mayfly pattern such as red copper john's, lightning bugs, and pheasant tails are good place to start.  Access is still good from Allingham Bridge down to Bridge 99, so there's lots of water to fish.  


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