Fishing the Metolius River

The Metolius river is one of the most beautiful rivers in the US with crystal clear and always cold waters. The Metolius is broken into a couple different sections; 12 miles of the river above Bridge 99 is fly fishing only, while the lower section is open for more than just fly fishing - either way this entire stretch is one of the most scenic places to fish in Central Oregon.


Metolius River Fishing Regulations

  • Open all year below Allingham Bridge.
  • Open May 22 – Oct 31 above Allingham Bridge.
  • Catch-and-release for trout.
  • Fly fishing only, barbless hooks required upstream of Bridge 99.
  • All tributaries are closed with the exception of Lake Creek. (Lake Creek is managed under Central Zone Regulations)

Be sure to check the Fishing Regulations and Emergency Rules  for this area.


Metolius River Weather


Fishing Maps of the Metolius River

Our Metolius River fishing maps show areas we love to fish. If you've never fished here before these are great places to start.

Gorge Campgrounds

Camp Sherman


Metolius River Recommended Flies

The flies we've listed below are some of the locals favorites for this section of the water. If you're interested in learning to tie these flies, we've included links to show you how!


Metolius River Stocking Schedule

DateTotal Fish Stocked
May 2020600
July 2020600
September 2020300

Metolius River Fishing Reports

There's nothing better than community based reports from people that are on the water! If you're seeing reports from local fly shops and guides please take some time to visit their shops or websites!

Community Reports

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Local Fly Shop and Guide Reports

written by flyfishersplace

March 13, 2022 - Good morning from Sisters, OR. Yesterday I spent a lot of the day attending a virtual board meeting for Water Watch, which I proudly sit on the board of directors. During the meeting I had my computer set up at my tying desk at home and was gazing out the window at what could only … Continue reading Jeff’s Fishing Update 3/13/22

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written by flyfishersplace

February 5, 2022 - Well, like with so many things, this winter is a blessing and a curse. I was so excited about our summer with water being more abundant after weeks and weeks of storms back in December and at the New Year. Then, January was one of the driest and warmest on record, and we went from … Continue reading February 2022 Fishing Report

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written by flyfishersplace

January 8, 2022 - Happy New Year friends. These last few weeks have seen some crazy weather. Big snowstorms, mostly in the mountains but also down in town blanketed the area with deep snow. This week on the SNOTEL Data website, through the USDA, we show our snow pack at 113% in the Deschutes and Crooked River Basins. The … Continue reading New Year fishing report 1/7/2022

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December 24, 2021 - If you are in and around Sisters, you know the snow is falling. It's not deep yet, but we are going to have a white Christmas. Tina and I just got out of the woods where we let Drake (our English Cocker) run and flush birds. The snow was fresh and starting to accumulate. It … Continue reading Merry Christmas Fishing Update 12/24/21

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Fishing Spots near Metolius River

Be sure to check out nearby fishing spots, they're less than 15 miles away from Metolius River!