The Metolius fall Green Drake hatch has just begun and along with the small Flav’s we are looking at about 5 weeks of big bug action that is just starting now!
Along with the Drakes and Flav’s, Pale Morning Duns, Mahogany Duns and Blue Wing Olives are September hatches you can count on.
Caddis are numerous with #16 Tan, #16-18 Olive, #14 Gray, #8-10 Orange (yep, it’s the beginning of October Caddis time!) and there are still some small yellow Micro Caddis #18 around in the lower river in the warm evenings.
Golden Stones #10-12 and some Salmonflies #4-6 and not yet, but soon the Cascade Stone (formerly known as Willowflies, but correctly renamed Cascade Stone) which are the biggest stonefly’s found in Oregon. What’s this mean on the Cascade’s and Salmonflies? Big Nymphs! Fish ’em.
And don’t forget your spinner falls in the evening towards dusk.
AND… The Little Olive Stones #16-18 are ready to explode. This is one of the most important hatches of the month.
Bull Trout fishing is quite good and fish are coming to big and small streamers. The next 2 to 3 months are probably the best Bull Trout fishing of the year.