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Daily Report

April 09 2023

Please check safewaters for the latest update, during the evening on Saturday the dam release was lowered and as of early Sunday morning the release was 750cfs.  On Saturday we had a cold start to the morning with temp's in the mid 20's, but with blue skies and plenty of sunshine the temperature reached into the mid 40's in the afternoon.  The good news is that were going into a dry stretch of weather and a significant warming trend as we head through the upcoming week.  Yesterday was another day of 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.  

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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