April 29 2022
Over the last couple of days anglers have been getting into drop backs throughout the river. With the recent drop in water level the deeper holes and larger runs in the mid to lower end of the river seem to be producing the best action. Anglers who have been fishing the DSR are getting into a mix of drop backs and smallmouth bass. We are expected to have dry weather conditions for the weekend and each day the temperature is going to get a little warmer. Anglers who are fly fishing have been having the most success swinging streamers with sinking leaders. For those anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing, pink, chart and blue 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.