March 07 2022
On Sunday we had very mild weather conditions with record warmth and the temperature reached near 70 degrees. With the combination of melting snow from the warm weather and recent rain it's no surprise with the current water level. Over the weekend we got mixed reports from anglers, some groups got into fish, while others did not. Anglers reported that the water was running off color and the best action for most was on Friday. 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, 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.