February 23 2023
We picked up around 4 inches of snow from the recent storm that moved through on Wednesday night and on Thursday we had cloudy conditions along with freezing rain. The temperature is expected to keep dropping with much colder conditions as we head into the weekend. The few anglers we spoke with stopped in the shop before heading out so no reports from anglers at the end of the day. Over the last couple of days the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville has been getting the most attention 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.