March 03 2021
On Wednesday the weather improved from what we saw the previous few days with the temperature reaching into the mid 30's. The water release at the dam was also increased from 350cfs to 500cfs. Anglers stopping into the shop reported getting into fish mostly in the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville as well as the Lower Fly Zone. This section of river continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis but is also producing the most action. If your looking to avoid the crowds and willing to walk the mid to lower end of the river would be a good choice. Anglers who are fishing the Lower Fly Zone have had the most success dead drifting with natural nymphs or indicator fishing with single egg patterns. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, blue, pink, chart egg sacs, pink worms, marabou jigs and beads have produced the best results.
Monday - Saturday; 6:00AM - 6:00PM.
Sunday; 6:00AM - 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.