March 08 2020
On Sunday we had blue skies with plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the 50's. The mild weather conditions are expected to continue over the next couple of days. Even though the snow at the shop has melted, were still getting runoff from melting snow coming off the Tughill. The water level is still high, but the river is fishable and anglers are fishing. Over the weekend the number of anglers increased and we got mixed reports from anglers we spoke with. The high water conditions played a factor for some, but it mostly depended on experience level and where they fished. A few anglers that stopped in were heading to some of the smaller local tributaries but no reports on how they did. The fish that are being landed have been a mix of fresh fish that just came in with the high water, colored up fish that have been in the river for a while and the occasional drop back. Anglers who are fly fishing have had the most success dead drifting with nymphs, indicator fishing with egg patterns or swinging streamers with sink tips. The most productive patterns have been squirmy worms, steak-n-eggs, steelhead hammer, rusher nymphs, steelhead stones, steelie omelet, steelhead bugger, estaz eggs and sucker spawn. For those anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink and blue egg sacs, beads, pink worms and marabou jigs have all produced results.
Monday - Thursday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.
Friday & Saturday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.