February 08 2023
On Tuesday the early morning temperature started out in the teens and reached into the 30's in the afternoon. Anglers who fished the lower end of the river reported that slush ice was a factor in the morning but cleared later in the day and once it did they got into fish. The anglers we spoke with who fished the mid to upper end of the river reported getting into fish in and around the deeper holes and larger runs. For those anglers who are fly fishing, dead drifting with nymphs or small streamers and indicator fishing with egg patterns. Anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing, egg sacs, beads, pink worms and marabou jigs have all produced results.
Nymphs; Steelhead Hammer, Rusher nymphs, Prince nymphs, Rubber legged stones, Beadhead stones, Pheasant tails.
Eggs; Sucker spawn, Estaz eggs, Steelie Omelette, Glo-bugs, Steak-n-eggs.
Streamers; Woolly buggers, Conehead muddlers, Egg sucking leeches, Zonkers, Stonefly buggers.