April 01 2022
On Thursday we had very mild weather conditions with the temperature reaching into the mid 60's along with scattered showers in the afternoon. Over the last couple of days both the water level and weather has been up and down. As far as the water level goes it's been an up and down this week which hasn't helped the fishing, when it was cold on Monday they raised it and yesterday when it was mild and raining they lowered it. The best reports from bank anglers we've been getting have come from some of the smaller local tributaries. The Upper Fly Fishing Zone reopens today so we should get reports from anglers who fished it. Now that the Upper Fly Zone is open this should help take some of the fishing presuure off the Lower Fly Zone with both areas open.
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.