March 11 2015
Wednesday was another nice day with blue skies, plenty of sunshine and the temperature reached into the 40’s. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. The warm weather has helped break up the shelf ice in the lower end of the river and anglers are now fishing the Town Pool, Longbridge/Staircase, Black Hole and the mid to upper section of the DSR. Now that we have more fishable water in the lower end of the river, it should help take some of the pressure off the Altmar area and give anglers more room to spread out. We’ve been getting mixed reports from anglers, some groups are doing well, while others are not. Anglers who are float fishing have had success with blue or pink egg sacs, trout beads or pink worms. Anglers who are fly fishing have done well with small black stoneflies, hare’s ear, double bead head stoneflies and san juan worms. The deep holes continue to produce the most action on a daily basis. Anglers are fishing the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Trestle Pool, Ace in the Hole, Sportsman Pool, Papermill, Town Pool, Longbridge/Staircase, Black Hole and upper section of DSR.
Steelhead Stone in purple, red, orange. size 8.
Sparkle stone in black, size 10.
Steelhead Hammer in black, chart, blue, red, size 12.
Glo-bugs in oregon cheese, blue, pink and chart. size 10
Rubber leg stone in black or brown, size 10.
Hot Bead Woolly Buggers in black, olive, size 6-10
Double Beadhead black stone, size 10
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.
San Juan Worm, size 10
Sucker spawn in pink, blue, chart, white and peachy king. size 8