January 07 2022
Thursday was another decent weather day for this time of year with the temperature reaching into the mid 30's. Yesterday a heavy band of lake effect snow stayed north of us mostly around the Watertown area, but as of this morning that band was slowly moving south and giving us scattered lake effect snow showers along with cold and windy conditions. 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 - 6:30PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 5:00PM.