October 18 2023
On Tuesday we had a mix of sun and clouds and the temperature reached into the 50's. Overall we got mixed reports from anglers depending on what section they fished. In the lower end of the river anglers we spoke with who fished the DSR reported having another good day while getting into mostly steelhead and a few kings. While anglers did report getting into some fresh kings in the lower end, the majority of anglers have already switched gears and are now in steelhead mode. Anglers we spoke with who fished the mid to upper end of the river reported getting into mostly kings, with the majority of fish holding in and around the gravel areas.
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.