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Daily Report

February 03 2024

On Saturday at 9:00AM the dam release was lowered again to 750cfs and Pineville was running around 1060cfs. With the water coming down and nice weather in the forecast for the upcoming week it will be a great opportunity for anglers to get out on the water.  The majority of bank anglers were seeing on a daily basis are mostly fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. If your willing to walk and looking for some solitude the mid to lower section of river would be a good choice. With the water level coming down look for fish to be holding in and around the deeper holes and larger runs.   For those anglers who are fly fishing, dead drifting with nymphs, indicator fishing with egg patterns or swinging streamers with sink tips or sinking leaders have all produced results. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, egg sacs, beads, marabou jigs and pink worms have all been productive. 

Suggested patterns;

Egg patterns: Steelie omelette in size 10, 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: Prince nymphs in size 10, Hare's ear in size 10, Pheasant tails in size 10, Flashback nymphs in size 10, Wiggle stones in size 10, Steelhead hammer in size 12, Beadhead stones in size 10. Rusher nymphs in size 10. 

Streamers: Black or purple egg sucking leeches in size 6. Woolly buggers in black, olive, brown, white, size 6. Fish skull zonkers in black, white, olive size 6.

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