January 04 2022
On Monday despite having sunny conditions it was a really cold day with the temperature struggling to reach into the teens. Last night the temperature was in the single digits so slush ice will be a factor again this morning in the lower end of the river. Starting later today and over the next couple of days the temperature is expected to warm up and will be a great opportunity for anglers to get out on the water. Yesterday the few anglers we spoke with fished the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Anglers have had success in the normal winter holding areas such as the Lower Fly Fishing Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Trestle Pool and Pineville. For those anglers who are fly fishing, dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with egg patterns has proudced the best results. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink and blue egg sacs and beads have produced the best results.
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.