The September madness is over but with the good weather the trend is still great on the Metolius.
I’d guess we will see Drakes for another few days. Boy oh Boy, was the September Drake hatch phenomenal this year.
PMD’s, BWO’s and Mahogany Duns will continue to be important for the rest of October.
This time of year Tan CDC Caddis and either a Missing Link or Iris Caddis will also be a great bet at the surface.
We are still getting some fish on Clarks Stones. This time of year they imitate the straggler Golden Stones BUT ALSO October Caddis adults.
Speaking of Oct Caddis the Pupa is important from now, all fall, all winter and into the Spring. The Metolius is an October Caddis factory!
We’ve been having good luck on small mayfly nymphs, Zebra Midges and Golden Stones. Also lightning bugs, Jigs, and Red Copper Johns.
With all the Kokanee spawning, EGG’S are quite good as a dropper.
Bull Trout Fishing is excellent on big streamers.
We love October on our river!