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
September 2022300

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

January 4, 2023 - I'm so sorry for the delay, the fishing report guy has been under the weather. After close to 3 years of avoiding it, I finally got the dreaded double lines and there has been no fishing going on in our family since before Christmas Eve. A couple of important reminders:The Metolius River from the Headwaters … Continue reading Happy New Year 2023 Fishing Report and Reminders

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November 23, 2022 - Hi everyone, it's good to be home in Sisters and back to the shop. It has been fun this week catching up on local fishing and hearing stories of the trout and steelhead locally. While we had a great trip to Cuba, for me there is no place like home and no fish like a … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Fishing Update 11/23/22

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October 21, 2022 - With big weather changes coming up tonight, I thought it might be helpful to make some predictions and talk about conditions before all that happens so you can plan for the weather and make choices depending on how conditions will be over the next couple of days and week ahead. Starting on the lakes, I … Continue reading A (little early) fishing report 10/21/22

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October 10, 2022 - Thank you to all of the people who responded last week to my comments about bathroom services and dock access. It is nice to know we stand together in sharing the idea that these services align with the fishing season, and should not align with a decision made in an office by people who apparently … Continue reading October 10th Fishing Updates

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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!