January 09 2021
Friday was one of the colder days we had this week with the temperature only reaching into the mid 20's for the high. In the morning slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river and with the temperature dropping into the low teens last night slush ice will be a factor again this monring in the lower end of the river. Yesterday the trend continued with the upper and lower end of the river getting the most fishing pressure. The upper end of the river in Altmar is by far getting the most anglers on a daily basis. The Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole and Ellis Cove is getting fished everyday. Anglers who are fly fishing have had success dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with pale colored single egg patterns. Anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have had success with pink and blue egg sacs, beads or jigs.
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. Copper John size 10, Rubber legged stoneflies in black, brown, gold, size 8. Pheasant tails size 10, Beadhead stoneflies in black, brown, yellow, size 10.