February 11 2022
Over the last couple of days we've had mild weather conditions and anglers have been getting out and taking advantage of the weather. The anglers that we've spoken with have been getting into fish both in the upper and lower end of the river. In the upper end of the river anglers have been getting into fish in the normal winter holding areas, such as Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Trestle Pool, Pineville and Sportsman Pool. In the lower end of the river anglers have been getting into fish in and around the Town Pool, Black Hole and the DSR. Anglers who were fly fishing had the most success dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with egg patterns. Anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing had the most success with pink and blue 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.