October 18 2021
After a week of really warm weather, yesterday we finally got some cooler weather conditions along with some rain. Today the cooler unsettled weather pattern along with scattered rain showers is expected to continue. Yesterday the majority of anglers we spoke with reported getting into fish. The anglers we spoke with who fished the DSR reported getting into a mix of mostly kings, a few cohos and some steelhead. Anglers in the upper end of the river reported getting into fish in the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Area, Frazier's Run, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool, Pineville, Sportsman Pool. We currently have kings spawning in and around the gravel areas of the river. Anglers who are fly fishing have had the most success dead drifting with egg patterns or streamers. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing with spin gear, pink and blue egg sacs have produced the best results.
The motel dates have been changing by the phone call and were trying to keep them updated. Just because you don't see the date listed your looking for, keep in mind that the person who literally called right before you did could of been making a change. When in doubt it's always best to call just to see if anything opened up or ask to be on a waiting list for a specific set of dates.
Streamers: Comets in hot pink, orange chart, size 4. Egg sucking leeches in black or purple, size 4. Beadhead woolly buggers in black, olive, orange, red, size 6. Fishskull zonkers in black, olive, white, grizzly size 4.
Nymphs: Steelhead hammer in blue, pink, red, black, size 8. Estaz stones in blue, red, purple, rootbeer, chart, pink size 6. Steelhead hammer in blue,black, pink, chart size 6. Rubber legged stones in black, olive, brown size 6. Rubber legged Kaufman stones in black or golden size 4.
Egg patterns: Estaz eggs in blue, orange, pink, chart, purple size 6. Glo-bugs in chart, pink, oregon cheese, steelhead orange, light blue size 6. Omelets in chart, peach, cerise size 6. Sucker spawn in pink, chart, orange, blue size 6.
Monday - Thursday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Friday & Saturday 6:00AM - 8:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.