April 04 2022
On Sunday we had a mix of scattered wet snow showers and rain for most of the day. We got mixed reports from anglers depending on where they fished, some groups worked hard and got into fish, while others struggled and had a tough time. The drift boats are covering lots of water but have been able to get into fish and its been a mix of drop backs, spawning fish or fresh fish still entering the river. The majority of bank anglers are fishing the mid to upper section of river and having the most success in the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Areas, Frazier's Run, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Refrigerator, Pineville area and Sportsman area. The bank anglers have also been having success at some of the smaller local tributaries.
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.