February 20 2021
On Saturday we had a mix of sun and clouds with the temperature reaching into the mid 20's. The number of anglers increased as compared with what we saw during the week. The majority of anglers we spoke with were heading to the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville, but we did speak with a few that were going to the lower end of the river. The Lower Fly Zone continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis but is also producing the most action. Anglers who are fly fishing have had the most success dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with single egg patterns. Over the last couple of days anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing have had the most success with blue, pink and chart egg sacs, beads or pink worms.
Monday - Saturday; 7:00AM - 6:00PM.
Sunday; 7:00AM - 5:00PM.
STREAMERS: Beadhead woolly buggers in, black, olive, brown, white, peacock, grizzly, size 8. Egg sucking leeches in black, purple, size 6. Chicken little in pink, orange, chart, size 8.
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 10. Sucker spawn in cream, white, chart, pink, blue, orange, size 8.
NYMPHS: Rusher nymphs in pink, blue, purple, chart, size 10, Steelhead hammer in red, orange, chart, blue, pink, purple, size 10. Pheasant tails size 10, Prince Nymph size 10, Beadhead stoneflies in black, brown, golden, size 10. Copper John in green, gold, black, red, size 10. Hare's ear in black, natural, size 10. Rubber legged stones in black, brown, size 10.