January 07 2021
Wednesday was another day of cloudy conditions and the temperature holding right around the freezing mark. The water level came down again the previous day and the dam release is 350cfs. We spoke with several anglers who fished either the upper or lower end of the river. The majority of anglers we spoke with reported getting into fish along with seeing other anglers having some action as well. The Lower Fly Zone and the DSR continue to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. Anglers who were fly fishing had the most success dead drifting or indicator fishing with nymphs and egg patterns. Anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing had the most success with egg sacs or 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.