March 03 2022
During the night on Wednesday we picked up a few inches of lake effect snow. On Thursday the warmest part of the day was in the morning and the temperature was dropping throughout the day with single digits expected during the overnight. The extended forecast shows mild weather conditions for the upcoming weekend along with rain on Sunday. In the upper end of the river the fish have been in the normal winter holding areas such as Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Trestle Pool, Refrigerator, Pineville and Sportsman Pool. In the lower end of the river the fish have been in the normal winter holding areas such as Town Pool, Black Hole and DSR. Anglers who are fly fishing have had the most success dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with egg patterns. Anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have had the most success with egg sacs, beads, pink worms or marabou jigs.
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: Copper John's size 10, Prince nymph size 10, 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.