November 04 2023
On Friday we had a mix of sun and clouds with mild conditions and the temperature reached into the mid 50's. The mild conditions are expected to continue as we go through the weekend. The fishing pressure did increase which is normal for this time of year especially on the weekend. Anglers having the most success have been covering lots of water and getting into steelhead in the faster water. With the water temperature in the mid to upper 40's a variety of techniques have been productive. For those anglers who are fly fishing, dead drifting or indicator fishing with egg patterns as well as swinging streamers with sinking leaders have all produced results. For those anglers who are float fishing or bottom bouncing with spinning gear, pink, blue and chart egg sacs as well as beads have all produced results.
Egg patterns: Estaz eggs in chart, blue, purple, size 10. Glo-bugs in chart, pink, orange, size 10. Sucker spawn in chart, pink, blue, size 6.
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.