January 25 2023
On Tuesday we had windy conditions along with the temperature reaching into the mid 30's. Yesterday was another quiet day on the river, the majority of bank anglers have been fishing in the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville, while the drift boats continue to cover water and take advantage of the water conditions. 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. 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.