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Daily Report

April 02 2024

On Monday we had a mix of sun and clouds with the temperature reaching into the 50's in the afternoon. Overall it was a nice day to be on the water and we got mixed reports from anglers, some anglers got into fish, while others had a tough time. The majority of fish that anglers reported getting into were drop backs. The release from the dam has been 1200cfs and the pineville gauge is around 1380cfs. The drop backs are scattered from top to bottom and covering lots of water has been the key to success. Anglers have been finding them in the head or tailouts of the bigger holes and larger runs. Anglers are also finding fish holding in and around the gravel areas of the river. 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 produced results.

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: Rubber legged stones in size 8. 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: Conehead muddlers in black, olive, brown, size 4. 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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