April 23 2022
On Friday night for whatever reason they increased the flow from the dam so anglers will be dealing with a little more water this morning. Over the next couple of days very mild weather conditions are expected with the temperature reaching into the 70's. Yesterday the majority of anglers we spoke with reported getting into drop backs throughout the river. Anglers having the most success are covering lots of water with the best action in the head or tailouts of the larger runs and deeper runs. Anglers also reported having success in some of the smaller local tributaries. Anglers who are fly fishing have been having the most success swinging natural colored streamers with sinking leaders. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink, blue and chart egg sacs, pink worms and 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.