March 24 2018
On Saturday anglers were pleasantly surprised with a 500 cfs water level. We had mostly sunny conditions and the temperature reached into the mid 30's. With the low water conditions and nice weather it's no surprise we had increased fishing pressure, especially on the weekend. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville has been getting the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. We got mixed reports from anglers, it mostly depended on where they fished and experience level. The best reports we had came from the lower end of the river and anglers who covered lots of water had the most success. Anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing had the best results with pink or blue egg sacs, beads or pink worms. Anglers who were fly fishing with egg patterns under a strike indicator also reported getting into a mix of both bright and darker colored fish. Anglers who were dead drifting with nymphs had success with black stoneflies, wiggle stones and rusher nymphs. Warmer weather is on the way and as we head into the upcoming week the temperature is expected to moderate.
Monday - Saturday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.