Metolius River fishing report

The Metolius has been fishing well this month despite challenging weather and road conditions. Access is pretty limited to the Allingham Bridge area and the fish hatchery.

It got warm and it rained here yesterday and overnight with a little more on the way. I am watching the gauge but so far the river has shown no signs of rising. The Roads are breaking up and are a mess today. Hope the plow can hit it hard by time it freezes up tonight.

There have been good BWO hatches about 1 PM. Fish have responded well to the hatch.

Nymphing is good. 2 Bit Hookers and Zebra Midges seem to be our best winter flies at the moment.

Bull Trout are still hitting big streamers. It seems to me there are more BT’s in the system this winter then I remember. Often they get off the streamers and on little red nymphs in the winter but so far they want to eat meat.

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