“March 12 2015
Thursday was a cold day along with windy conditions and even with plenty of sunshine the temperature struggled to reach into the 30’s. The warm weather from earlier in the week 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. The anglers we spoke with had mixed reports, some anglers got into fish, while others did not. It all depended on where you fished and what part of the day. The bite seemed off in the morning when it was cold and was most productive in the afternoon during the warmest part of the day. I fished the DSR mid day for a few hours and managed to land one steelhead in the Glide. 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, and double bead stones. 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.”
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
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