March 22 2015
On Sunday we had cold and windy conditions and even with sunny skies the temperature struggled to get out of the teens. In the morning we had slush ice in the lower end of the river but it did clear in the afternoon. The majority of anglers we spoke with reported having a slow day, but we did speak with a few anglers who had a decent day in the Lower Fly Zone. The upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville continues to get the most fishing pressure on a daily basis. The mid to lower end of the river is a good choice if your trying to avoid other anglers. With the low clear water conditions the fish continue to be holding in the deep holes. In the upper end of the river the fish have been holding in the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Trestle Pool, Pineville, Ace in the Hole and Sportsman Pool. In the lower end of the river fish have been holding in the Papermill, 81 Hole, Town Pool, Longbridge, Staircase, Black Hole and DSR. Anglers who are fly fishing have done well with black stoneflies, pheasant tails and hare’s ear. Anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have done well with blue or pink egg sacs, trout beads, pink worms and steelhead jigs.
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