February 09 2023
Wednesday was another mild day with mostly sunny conditions and the temperature reached into the 40's. With the recent mild weather conditions and rain in the forecast it's no surprise that the water level has increased. Yesterday the anglers we spoke with who fished the lower end of the river reported getting into fish while covering lots of water. 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.