Thursday was another very cold day with the temperature in the single digits and well below zero with the wind chill factor. More of the same is expected for today with below zero temp’s and windy conditions. The good news is that the weather is expected to improve for the weekend with temp’s reaching near 30 degrees. Slush ice was a factor in the mid to lower end of the river and did not clear. The upper end of the river in Altmar has not been getting slush ice and is where most anglers are fishing on a daily basis. With the recent cold temp’s most anglers have been fishing late morning through early afternoon which has been the warmest part of the day. In the upper end of the river anglers are fishing the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Trestle Pool, Refrigerator and Pineville.
Steelhead Stone in purple, red, orange. size 8.
Sparkle stone in black, size 10.
Steelhead Hammer in black, purple, blue. size 8.
Glo-bugs in oregon cheese, blue, pink and chart. size 10
Rubber leg stone in black or brown, size 10.
Woolly Buggers in black, olive, white and brown. size 4-8
Black flashback nymph. size 6
Kaufman stone. size 6
Beadhead black stone. size 6-10.
Wiggle stone in blue, chart, pink and peacock. size 10
Steak-N-Eggs in orange, pink, chart. size 10.
Sucker spawn in pink, blue, chart, white and peachy king. size 8