Metolius River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Metolius
near Grandview
11 pm 1.31/1520 49.8 7 30 year

 

What to Expect in August

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Pale morning dun
Pale evening dun
Caddis
Golden stonefly
Yellow sally
Midge
Ant

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

Expect golden stonefly adults to be active in the upper river (above the canyon). Trout can be taken on dry flies such as a size-8 Clarks Stonefly .

Pale morning duns are still coming off. Hatches are usually in the afternoon, but sometimes they can start hatching as early as 10:30 a.m. You may also find spinner falls of PMDs in the evening, so carry some Rusty Spinners in size 18.

Look for caddis in the evenings; an olive size 16-18 X Caddis is a good pattern to tie on.

You might run into occasional hatches of pale evening duns and blue-winged olives. The blue-wing hatches will be stronger near the end of the month.

An overlooked hatch at this time of year is the little green stoneflies. They are active from late afternoon to dark. If you see fish rising and don't know what they're taking, it's probably either blue-winged olives or olive stoneflies.

For more information on August fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

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Other Info Sources

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop 541-342-7005

Camp Sherman Store and Fly Shop 541-595-6711

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474