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

December 23, 2020 - Hello to everyone on this very special week! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. Tina and I have been busy with work: the shop is busier than I can remember any holiday season being and she is wrapping up a good year selling real estate. So we haven't fished in about 10 … Continue reading Christmas Week fishing report 12/22/20

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written by flyfishersplace

December 5, 2020 - Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas Season! December has pretty much been perfect with pleasant fishing weather so far, and looks to be that way for at least another several days or a week. I was able to get out a few days to the Fall River and Metolius this week. Both were fair to good, … Continue reading Fishing Report 12/5/20

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written by George Conlan

December 2, 2020 - The Metolius has been consistent with a great BWO hatch and plenty of Bull trout to go around. The Kokanee are all done for the year but the whitefish should still be spawning and dropping eggs. The trout key into these eggs pretty quick and will strategically position behind the spawning whities for a chance …

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November 26, 2020 - Happy Turkey Day! We hope whatever you choose to do, it is as safe as it is delicious. There is plenty of good fishing to be had around Sisters now, and those conditions that are favorable to good water and some limited hatches is looking good as we march towards winter. So far, we haven't … Continue reading Thanksgiving time fishing outlook 11/25/20

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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!