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

October 29, 2021 - Good afternoon, I am home tying up loose ends, doing my last big orders for the 2022 upcoming season and getting ready to hop on a plane and go fishing in Mexico. I was out a few days this week locally, and the FFP guide team is still busy all over the waters here. It … Continue reading Fishing Report and Updates for 10/29/21

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October 12, 2021 - Hello on a cool, breezy October Monday. Monday? I know, it's late and I apologize. I had guide trips over the weekend and just didn't have time to blog until now. There is plenty to talk about, including an apology on my part for not choosing the best way to express myself on some frustrations … Continue reading Jeff’s fishing report/update 10/11/21

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October 2, 2021 - It's Folk Festival weekend in Sisters. I got home from my guide trip last night and we headed out on the town to listen to some great music. All the town is a stage and it feels vibrant and good here. We are lucky. We are also lucky to have so much good fishing here, … Continue reading Jeff’s fishing report and more (10/2/21)

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September 3, 2021 - Good morning angling friends, I am betting a lot of you are planning a weekend trip to fish, or some of you are going to wait out the holiday and head to your favorite places early next week when the crowds thin out. I am headed to the Metolius for some camping and fishing with … Continue reading Labor Day fishing report 9/3/2021

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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!