Metolius River Professional Review and Guide
"The Metolius flows through a beautiful setting of old-growth pine forests with spectacular mountain views. The camping facilities are excellent and help make this a wonderful family recreation area. In August 1995 the Metolius went to wild fish only and all stocking was halted. This, along with some regulation changes, has been a very positive development. Trout here often don’t rise like fish in other rivers do, so it’s important to fool them with patterns they perceive to be an easy meal.
The Metolius has an assortment of hatches at certain places on the river, daily and throughout the year. The Metolius is a fine fishing resource. Its crystal clear waters are tricky, and it will take you some time to learn the river’s idiosyncrasies, so be realistic with your expectations. Types of Fish: Predominantly rainbows, with some brown trout and whitefish, running 11 to 18 inches. Bull trout can get to 15 pounds but average three to five pounds. Kokanee (landlocked salmon) run and spawn in the fall. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."