On Tuesday we had mostly sunny conditions and the temperature reached into the 50's. We currently have drop backs scattered throughout the river from top to bottom. As the water temperature continues to rise, the drop backs generally hold in the faster water and are typically suspended in the water column. With the recent drop in water level the best action has been in the deeper holes and larger runs. Anglers who fished the DSR have been getting into a mix of dropbacks and smallmouth bass. Other areas of the river where anglers had success over the last couple of days was the Upper & Lower Fly Fishing areas, Schoolhouse, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool, Pineville, Sportsman, Papermill, Town Pool, Longbridge and Black Hole. For those anglers who are fly fishing, swinging streamers with sinking leaders has produced the best results.
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.