February 26 2023
Saturday turned out to be a decent day with the temperature reaching into the 20's and with fairly calm conditions it was much better then the single digits and windy conditions we had on Friday. Yesterday we got mixed reports from anglers, some groups worked hard and got into a few fish, while others had a tough day and did not. 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.