February 28 2023
Monday was the calm before the storm, the early morning temperature was in the teens and we reached into the upper 30's in the afternoon. Last night the snow arrived and continued into Tuesday along with very high winds. In the upper end of the river anglers are having the most success in the deeper holes and larger runs between Altmar and Pineville. In the mid section of river is where anglers can find some solitude and the most success being around the deeper holes. Anglers in the lower end of the river who are having the most success have been covering lots of water while finding fish in the deeper holes and larger runs. 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.