April 06 2022
On Tuesday we had mostly sunny and calm conditions and the temperature reached near 60 degrees. Another mild day is expected for today along with rain moving in during the night and into Thursday. The drift boats continue to take advantage of the conditions and have been floating most of the river, while covering lots of water has been the key to success. The majority of bank anglers have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Anglers are having the most success in and around the gravel areas of the river such as Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Areas, Frazier's Run, Ellis Cove, Bovines and Sportsman area. We currently have a mix of fish that are in the spawning process or fininshed the spawning process and are dropping back. Over the last couple of days 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.