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water-temp Water Temp 54F

Daily Report

December 30 2022

On Thursday we had mostly sunny conditions with the temperature reaching near 50 degrees. With the mild weather conditions and melting snow coming off the Tug Hill it's no surprise that the dam release was increased. We got mixed reports from anglers, a few groups did get into some fish depending on where they fished and experience level, but overall most anglers we spoke with had a tough day with the increase in water level.  We currently have fish spread out in the river from top to bottom and the fish have been in and around the normal winter holding areas. Anglers who were fly fishing had success dead drifting with nymphs or indicator fishing with egg patterns. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink and blue egg sacs, beads or marabou jigs have all produced results. 

Suggested patterns:

Nymphs;  Steelhead Hammer, Prince nymphs, Rubber legged stones, Beadhead stones, Pheasant tails. 

Eggs; Sucker spawn, Estaz eggs, Steelie Omelette, Glo-bugs, Steak-n-eggs.

Streamers; Woolly buggers, Rusher nymphs, Egg sucking leeches, Zonkers, Stonefly buggers.

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