February 11 2023
On Friday the temperature was in the 40's in the morning and dropped into the upper 30's in the afternoon along with very windy conditions. The anglers we spoke with who fished the upper end of the river in Altmar reported having a good day with the best action being in the morning. The few anglers we spoke with who fished mid river reported having some solitude in that section but said the action was slow for them. We got mixed reports from anglers who fished the lower end of the river, some anglers had success, while others did not. 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.