March 04 2023
Friday was the calm before the storm, we had a mix of sun and clouds, light and variable winds and the temperature reached into the upper 30's. Friday night the storm moved through and we picked up a few inches of very heavy wet snow. With the 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.