October 23 2021
On Friday we had cloudy conditions with drizzle throughout the day and the temperature reached into the low 50's. The anglers we spoke with who fished the DSR reported having a good day while getting into mostly steelhead. The mid to upper end of the river is holding the most salmon and would be a good choice if your looking for salmon. What salmon we have are currently spawning in and around the gravel areas of the river. Over the last couple of days anglers who fished the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Areas have reported getting into a mix of kings, cohos and a few trout. Some of the smaller local tributaries have also produced steady action over the past several days.
Streamers: 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.