Thursday was another mild day with cloudy conditions and the temperature was in the 50's. The good news is that were going into a dry stretch of weather and a warming trend as we head into next week. Thursday afternoon the dam release was lowered, the water level is still high but at least were moving in the right direction. Yesterday we got mixed results from anglers, some groups got into fish, while others reported having a tough day. The drift boats are taking advantage of the high water conditions and covering lots of water while getting into drop backs scattered throughout the river. The majority of bank anglers have been fishing the mid to upper end of the river in the softer seams along the edges, side channels off the main river or some of the smaller local tributaries.
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.