February 23 2020
On Sunday the temperature was in the 20's first thing in the morning but eventually turned into spring like conditions as the day progressed. The wind was light and variable with plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the upper 40's in the afternoon. With the beautiful weather conditions it was no surprise the number of anglers increased. The good news is that the mild weather conditions are expected to continue for another couple of days. Some sections of the river fished better then others, it seemed to depend on fishing pressure and experience level, but overall most of the anglers we spoke with reported having some action. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville has been getting the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. If your willing to walk and looking for some solitude the mid to lower section of the river would be a good choice. Over the last couple of days anglers have had some action in the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool, Pineville, Sportsman Pool, Town Pool, Black Hole and DSR. Anglers who are fly fishing have had the most success dead drifting with nymphs, indicator fishing with single egg patterns or swinging streamers. The most productive patterns have been wiggle stones, steelhead stones, beadhead stoneflies, steelhead hammer, prince nymphs, steak-n-eggs, steelie omelet, estaz eggs and woolly buggers. For those anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing, beads, pink worms and egg sacs produced the best results.
Monday - Saturday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 5:00PM.