February 21 2023
On Monday we had a mix of sun and clouds with the temperature reaching into the mid 40's. Most of the anglers that we spoke with reported getting into fish both in the upper and lower end of the river. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville 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 in the lower end of the river who are having the most success have been covering lots of water. For those anglers who are fly fishing, dead drifting with nymphs or small streamers and egg patterns under a strike indicator has produced the best results. For those anglers who were bottom bouncing or float fishing, pink and blue egg sacs, trout beads, pink worms and marabou jigs have all produced results depending on the day.
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.