March 02 2023
Wednesday was cloudy with fairly calm conditions and the temperature reached into the upper 30's in the afternoon. The majority of anglers we spoke with reported having a good day while getting into fish. With the recent drop in water level and low water conditions the best action has been in and around the deeper holes and larger runs. In the upper end of the river anglers are having the most action between Altmar and Pineville. 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.