February 27 2023
On Sunday we had cloudy and calm conditions in the morning with very windy conditions in the afternoon and the temperature reached into the upper 30's. The water level came down in the morning at 7:00am and most anglers said once it did the bite got tougher. The water level came down again last night to 500cfs, so it will be another day of the fish adjusting to the new flow. Keep an eye on the weather, we have another winter storm watch for tonight into Tuesday. Over the weekend the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville had the most fishing pressure. 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.