November 15 2023
On Tuesday we had cloudy conditions with the temperature reaching into the 40's. Over the next couple of days we are expected to have a warming trend with the temperature reaching into the 50's. After a month of the dam release being 335cfs we finally got a bump in the water with the dam release now being 500cfs. Yesterday the reports we got from anglers varied depending on what section you fished, but overall the majority of anglers we spoke with had some action. Anglers have been getting into fish throughout the river from top to bottom, covering lots of water has been productive and with the increased number of anglers finding some less pressured fish has been another key to success. With the water temperature still in the 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.