It's about 670 cfs today and has been stuck there for a while. Nice to see it under a 1000 but sure do like fishing it at 280 or below. If it were me, I wouldn't go, but I do think you can go at this level, it is just not ideal.
Fly Fisher's Place Cascade Lakes fishing report from a cessna on 5/3/17.
Good fishing at Lava on small red chironomids or leeches. There have been some fish looking up to some light callibaetis hatches, midges and a few ant's up on top.
Holy Salmonfly hatch, Batman. It's on. Get here now. Should be good from yesterday to the end of the month. Goldenstones too. Some PMD, Caddis, PED also mixed in.
One big change is the river opens below the falls 1/1/16 so all of that water is fishable. Awesome. Get out and get some Sculpzillas stripped thru the pools and off the banks. Walk a Lead-Eye Wooly Bugger along the undercuts. Swing a White or Pink Rufus in the pools and lava cuts. Some BWO … Continue reading Fall River report for the New Year 2016
Right now it's pretty darn cold. Today's high in Prineville was 28 when the sun finally burned thru the freezing fog. Tomorrow is forecast for about the same. There is a fair bit of ice but the river is fishable and should improve A LOT in the next few days when this weather pattern is … Continue reading Crooked River report for the New Year 2016
ODFW regs changes to allow fishing from Warm Springs down so if you want to go float, or drive to Mecca or South J you are golden. I'd go with Stone's, big Princes, Hares Ear, #12 Flashback PT and San Juan Worms.
Brrr....but, the fishing is worth it. Fish seem pretty active most days on nymphs. Small Caddis Larva and Pupa patterns are producing the best, along with Copper Johns, small BWO nymph patterns, Zebra Midges and Lightning Bugs. While you usually wanted/needed to fish these off a dropper from a heavy Golden Stone Nymph, in 2016 … Continue reading New Years 2016 Metolius Update
It's been really nice for several days. Last week the water came up but it settled fast and is a perfect 1500 cfs. Allingham, and the Hatchery area are good access points you can always count on. Yesterday we were able to get to Bridge 99. Nymping is the way to go mostly, but there … Continue reading Metolius Fishing Report 12-16-15
I floated WS to TC a couple of days ago and hit a Bull Trout on a San Juan Worm and a Steelhead on a Girdle Bug. Water has come up about 500 cfs since the weekend, but not too much to stop fishing there.