Metolius River fishing report 3/13/17

The Fly Fisher's Place

The water is a little high and slightly off color from runoff. Fishing conditions from Allingham to Gorge are the best, once you get below Jack Creek and Canyon Creek the river gets rolling pretty good.
One thing we’ve seen over the years though is that the Bull Trout bite well and move to the fly in high water, so at 2150 CFS (todays flow) I’d tell you the Bull Trout fishing opportunity around the hatchery is good.

Heavy stonefly nymphs are working best, with a trailer of a Red Lightning Bug or Egg.

BWO’s are hatching along with a few species of Caddis and some tiny winter stoneflies. Dry Fly Fishing is slow. I’d stick with nymphs and streamers.

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