January 06 2022
On Wednesday we had mild weather conditions with the temperature reaching near 40 degrees. To everyone's surprise, mid morning yesterday the water release from the dam dropped to 350cfs at 9:00AM. With the recent drop in water the fish will be holding in and around the deeper holes and larger runs. Yesterday in the lower end of the river the DSR reported that most anglers got into fish. In the upper end of the river anglers have been having 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.