January 13 2023
On Thursday we had mild conditions in the afternoon with the temperature reaching into the 40's along with windy conditions. Last night we had steady rain during the night and as of early this monring it had changed over to wet snow showers. Over the last couple of days anglers have been getting out and taking advantage of the condtions while getting into fish throughout the river. We currently have fish spread out in the river from top to bottom with a mix of fresh fish entering the river and fish holding in the normal winter areas. The upper and lower end of the river has been getting the most fishing pressure on a daily basis, if your willing to walk and looking for some solitude the mid section of river would be a good choice. Anglers who are fly fishing have been having the most success dead drifting with nymphs and small streamers or indicator fishing with egg patterns. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink and blue egg sacs, beads, marabou jigs and pink worms have all produced results.
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.