October 15 2023
On Saturday we had cloudy conditions with very little wind so leaves were not much of a factor. The fishing continues to be good with anglers getting into fish throughout the river from top to bottom. The mid to upper end of the river has plenty of salmon spawning in and around the gravel areas. In the Upper & Lower Fly Zones anglers have been getting into a mix of mostly kings and cohos along with the occasional steelhead. In the lower end of the river anglers are still getting into salmon, but over the last couple of days the steelhead fishing has picked up and produced plenty of action in the Ballpark, Staircase, Black hole and the DSR. Anglers also reported getting into kings in some of the smaller local tributaries.
Egg patterns: Estaz eggs in chart, blue, purple, size 6. Glo-bugs in chart, pink, orange, size 6. Sucker spawn in chart, pink, blue, size 4.
Nymphs: Estaz stones in peacock, brown, chart, blue, size 6. Rubber legged stones in size 4.
Streamers: Black or purple egg sucking leeches in size 4. Woolly buggers in black, olive, brow, white, size 4. Fish skull zonkers in black, white, olive size 4.