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water-temp Water Temp 54F

Daily Report

April 04 2023

On Monday it started out chilly but by the afternoon the temperature reached into the 60's. Over the last couple of days anglers have been getting into steelhead in and around the gravel areas of the mid to upper section of river along with drop backs scattered throughout the river.  The drift boats continue to take advantage of the high water conditions while the majority of bank anglers have been focussing on the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville or some of the smaller local tributaries.  Depending on the day the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing Area has been producing action on a daily basis, but is also getting the most attention.  In the mid to lower end of the river anglers who are covering lots of water have been able to get into a few fish as well. 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 are 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.    

Suggested patterns:

Nymphs;  Steelhead Hammer, Rusher nymphs, Prince nymphs, Rubber legged stones, Beadhead stones, Pheasant tails, Soft hackles. 

Eggs; Sucker spawn, Estaz eggs, Steelie Omelette, Glo-bugs, Steak-n-eggs.

Streamers; Woolly buggers, Conehead muddlers, Egg sucking leeches, Zonkers, Stonefly buggers.

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