January 05 2021
On Monday around mid day we had another drop in water level from the dam and the dam release is now 500cfs. Over the last couple of days the temperature has remained above average for this time of year and our snowfall has remained below average for this time of year. At this point we have just a couple inches of snow on the ground, so getting here and moving around the river is not an issue. The number of anglers on the water has varied from day to day, but the upper and lower end of the river continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. Anglers stopping into the shop have reported getting into some fish in the Lower Fly Zone as well as the DSR. Anglers who were fly fishing had the most success dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with single egg patterns. Anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing had the most success with pink and blue egg sacs, pink worms or trout beads.
Monday - Saturday; 6:00AM - 6:00PM.
Sunday; 6:00AM - 5:00PM.
STREAMERS: Beadhead woolly buggers in, black, olive, brown, white, peacock, grizzly, size 4-8. Fish skull buggers in black, olive, natural, white, size 4. Conehead muddlers in black, brown, olive, white, size 4. Egg sucking leeches in black, purple, size 6.
EGG PATTERNS: Steak-n-eggs in orange, pink, size 10. Steelie omelet in chart, cerise, peach, size 10. Estaz eggs in chart, pink, blue, orange, white, purple, size 10. Glo-bugs in pink, blue, oregon cheese, red, orange, size 8. Sucker spawn in cream, white, chart, pink, blue, orange, size 6-10.
NYMPHS: Rusher nymphs in pink, blue, purple, chart, size 10, Steelhead hammer in red, chart, black, size 12. Rubber legged stoneflies in black, brown, gold, size 8. Beadhead stoneflies in black, brown, golden, 6-10.