As usual, I will start the report close to home on the Metolius. Right at this moment, Canyon Creek is dumping very muddy water into the Metolius and the Canyon and Hatchery areas have discolored and come up fairly high today. To make a bright side of this, sometimes this makes the bull trout go crazy on the rising the river and the bite is better than ever. If you’re going down to the hatchery bring some squirmy worms tomorrow and monday.
Rain will abate soon enough and waters will return to normal I’d guess by Monday or Tuesday, and the trend is overall quite good. Especially with the Euro Nymph rod and some heavy little jigs and perdigons and PMD’s and Caddis on the Dry Fly Rod.
The Green Drake hatch still seems off to a weird start, with many days of not seeing much in terms of the hatch. Also, I had a day where I probably heard from 5 or 6 friends about a day with a super hatch and no fish rising. It is bizarre to wonder how and why that happens.
I got out this week one day with Tina and we both landed fish on Drakes. And PMD’s. Being in the right place at the right hour is a stroke of luck perhaps, and that’s what fishing is many days.
Drakes can go to the end of June and even linger on into early July some years. Not to worry, we will see better days and all any of can do is keep being prepared for it.
PMD’s do seem to be better and better and better as we move through June.
BWO’s are still important but sometimes overlooked with bigger mayflies around.
Many caddis species are hatching. It’s really good for caddis pupa and on warmer days and evenings caddis emerging dries and adults.
Rusty Spinners may hit on the mid afternoon clock instead of dusk with cooler and wetter days, so watch that activity.
Golden Stone nymphs are working well in the upper River from Gorge to Tract C area. The adults ought to start showing in a few weeks near the 4th of July.
The Upper Deschutes above Crane I had a really good report from a friend from Seattle. Drakes, PMD’s and nymphs and......