January 18 2019
On Thursday the morning temperature was in the single digits and reached near 20 degrees in the afternoon. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river and did not clear. Today the temperature is expected to reach near 30 degrees and will be the best day to take advantage of the conditions. As we head into the weekend and the winter storm comes through our area we will be dealing with falling temperatures, snow showers along with blowing and drifting conditions. Over the last couple of days the few anglers we spoke with reported having the most action in the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Anglers have been getting into steelhead in the Lower Fly Zone, below the Altmar bridge, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Trestle Pool and Pineville. The most productive patterns have been rusher nymphs, wiggle stones, black rubber leg stones, beadhead stones, steelhead hammer, steelhead buggers and single egg patterns. For those anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing, blue and pink egg sacs have produced the best results.
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Sunday 6:00AM - 5:00PM.