March 08 2021
On Sunday despite blue skies with plenty of sunshine it was another cold day with the temperature struggling to reach into the 20's. Last night the temperature dropped into the single digits, but the good news is that later today the warmer weather arrives and we will have spring like conditions the remainder of the week. Over the last couple of days the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville is where the majority of anglers have been fishing. The Lower Fly Zone continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis but is also producing the most action. Anglers have also reported having some success in and around some of the deeper holes and larger runs such as Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Trestle Pool, Pineville and Sportsman Pool. In the lower end of the river anglers have reported getting into a mix of brighter fish, darker fish and the occasional brown trout. Anglers who are fly fishing have had the most success dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with egg patterns. Anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing have had the most success with blue, pink, chart egg sacs, pink worms, beads and marabou jigs.
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.