today may have been a cold and blustery day, but for those who braved the elements, it was a great day of fishing!
the CFS at the damn is 350 and at Pineville is 548 – the estuary ice has broken up, and although there are still massive ice floes in that area, the main channels are opened up and flowing well – on the DSR, we have wide open fishing areas essentially from the upper property line all the way down to the Spring Hole as of today – initial concerns about slush in the river, from the overnight low temperatures, were alleviated by reports that the little slush there was stayed for the most part along the South shore, with the main channel and North bank clear of slush – overnight low temperatures may create some slush tomorrow morning, however the increasingly warm temperatures will flush that out quick enough
we had anglers fishing the very bottom at the Spring Hole all the way up to the Little Black Hole
at the Spring Hole one lucky angler landed one of four Steelhead, drifting a sucker spawn pattern
another angler fishing the Wall Hole and then the tail end of the Flats scored 100% with two Steelhead and a nice 8# river brown; one Steelhead was a fall-back fish with color, the other was a fresh chromer – he was drifting egg sacks under a thing-a-ma-jig float
the angler fishing the upper stretch of the property hooked into two “very large” Steelhead, of four takes, while drifting nymphs – he was only able to sight the fish before each broke off due to freezing water locking up his drag