Fishing Pretty Good
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The Metolius is fishing pretty good with a mix of hatch activity and better nymphing opportunities.
All the same stuff I’ve reported over the last recent reports, including BWO’s #18-20, Cinygmula #14-16, March Browns #14, a large mix of caddis from big orange’s that go #8 to 12, tan and grey caddis from #12-18.
Had a good report today of fish eating Golden Stone nymphs hard! That is not unexpected but a good reenforcement and reminder of how important that bug is to the river.
Streamer fishing is good for Bulls, but I will say over the last week I know of a lot more Bulls that were taken on a nymph and indicator rig.
Today a friend of mine caught 2 spin fisherman rigging up in the fly fishing only section. He politely asked them to leave to find other water, and they argued they just wanted to try for one fish. Then the dad came and argued that since we’ve all been through so much over the last year wouldn’t it be ok for the boys to fish there any way they chose?
Are you kidding me? Laws are laws, for all of us.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, April 9th
• ODFW Recreation Report
• Turkey hunt by reservation program returns for second year
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, April 8th
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing Should Be Good
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout & Bass Fishing Should Be Good
Diamond Lake: Ice Fishing Derby on April 15
Emigrant Reservoir: Low But on The Rise
Garrison Lake: Recently Stocked
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Ice is Breaking Up
Kilchis River: Low and Clear
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Report
Trask River: Trask is Low and Clear
Wilson River: Wilson River Report
Grande Ronde River: Recent high flows have encouraged steelhead to move upstream
Umatilla River: Water Levels Have Come Up
Wallowa River: Steelhead are moving upstream from winter holding areas