November 24 2021
We would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Just a reminder that the shop and motel will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Over the last couple of days we've had some wintry weather conditions with the temperature dropping into the mid 20's at night and reaching into the 30's during the day. We have a couple inches of snow on the ground, which was just enough to cover the ground but nothing major. It's expected to warm up so what little snow we do have I'm sure won't last. Anglers continue to be working hard and covering lots of water for the fish they are getting. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. Depending on the day anglers have been getting into some steelhead in the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Areas with egg patterns and nymphs producing the best results. In the lower end of the river, also depending on the day, anglers have been getting into mix of smaller and larger size steelhead. Covering lots of water and having high water experience continues to be the key to having some success. Anglers who are fly fishing have had success indicator fishing with egg patterns and nymphs or swinging streamers. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, egg sacs, beads and pink worms have produced results on any given day. If your not comfortable with the higher water conditions, some of the smaller local tributaries can provide another option.
Streamers: Egg sucking leeches in black or purple, size 8. Beadhead woolly buggers in black, olive, orange, red, size 6. Fishskull zonkers in black, olive, white, grizzly size 8.
Nymphs: Rusher nymphs in blue, purple, chart, pink, size 10. Steelhead hammer in blue, pink, red, black, size 8. Rubber legged stones in black, olive, brown size 6. Rubber legged Kaufman stones in black or golden size 8.
Egg patterns: Steelie omelets in cerise, chart, peach, size 10. Steak-n-eggs in pink, orange, size 10. Estaz eggs in blue, pink, chart, purple, white, size 10. Sucker spawn in oregon cheese, blue, pink, chart, white, size 6.
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Friday & Saturday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.