January 03 2022
Over the weekend the water level was 500cfs at the dam and last night the water level was increased to 750cfs at the dam. Last night the temperature dropped into the single digits and as of this morning slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river. The few anglers we spoke with over the last couple of days had some success in the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. The fish in the upper end of the river have been holding in the normal winter holding areas such as, Lower Fly Zone, School House, Wire Hole, Trestle Pool, Pineville and Sportsman Pool. The 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 been having success with blue and pink egg sacs, beads or pink worms.
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 12. Rubber legged stones in black, olive, brown size 8. 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.
Monday - Thursday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.
Friday & Saturday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.