April 19 2022
As of this morning we had scattered wet snow showers with not much accumulation here at the shop. The heaviest of snow totals were in the higher elevation areas south and east of us. Yesterday turned out to be a nice day with mostly sunny conditions and the temperature reached into the mid 50's. The majority of anglers we spoke with reported getting into drop backs throughout the river. Anglers reported having action in both Upper & Lower Fly Zone, Frazier's Run, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool area, Pineville, Sportsman Pool area, RT2A, Town Pool, Black Hole and DSR. Over the last couple of days anglers who were fly fishing had the most success swinging natural colored streamers such as woolly buggers, egg sucking leeches, zonkers and conehead muddlers. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink, blue and chart egg sacs, pink worms or beads have all produced results.
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.