The Metolius is always the home water for us at FFP. We live to be here because of the river being so close to home and the shop. We care for the river deeply and want to protect it at all costs. We’ve sure seen some dumb stuff out there lately with people fishing in closed areas, people fishing bait and barbed hooks and we would assume keeping wild fish. Ugh!
If you see someone breaking the law, report them to the OSP Poaching Hotline 800-452-7888 or the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (541)475-6520 and ask them to send the Camp Sherman Deputy to a location. We cant stand for it and need to work together to keep our wild trout protected.
As far as the fishing goes, the hatches have been better below 99 in terms of fish looking up. We are seeing decent hatches at Allingham too. Mostly BWO and smaller Caddis. Some October Caddis and Silver Stripe Sedges are still fluttering about but that is about done until fall now. PMD’s are just starting to mix in with the Cinygmula’s and the PMD’s are going to start rocking more and more in May for the Summer.
Golden Stone Nymphs have been working really well. Zebra Midges (red and black), Jigs, Olive Hares Ear, Sparkle Pupa, Realistic Pupa, Frenchies and PT’s are also great now