January 12 2021
On Monday we had cloudy conditions, light and variable winds and the temperature reached into the mid 30's. The temperature is expected to remain above average for this time of year right through the week and into the upcoming weekend. Scattered snow showers are also possible but as of right now we only have a couple inches on the ground which is well below normal for this time of year. The low water and lack of snow has made it easier for bank anglers to move around the river and we should continue to see anglers taking advantage of the conditions throughout the week. Over the last couple of days not much change of where anglers are fishing, the upper and lower end of the river continue to get to get the most attention on a daily basis. Anglers have reported getting into fish in the Lower Fly Zone and the DSR. Anglers who are fly fishing had the most success dead drifting or indicator fishing with nymphs or single egg patterns. Anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing had the most success with pink and blue egg sacs, marabou jigs 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. 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.