April 06 2015
Last week the warm weather finally caught up with us and the water level was increased over the holiday weekend. This happens every spring so it’s no surprise and it was just a matter of time before the water went up. No question that the water level is high, but it is fishable and anglers are fishing both from the bank and drift boats. The drift boats are taking advantage of the water conditions and floating the entire river, while the majority of bank anglers continue to fish the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. The Upper and Lower Fly Zone continues to produce steady action for those who are fly fishing. Nymphs have produced steady results on a daily basis but with some steelhead currently spawning egg patterns have also been producing. With the higher water some of the fish have moved out of the deep holes and are holding along the edges and inside seams of the softer water.
Sparkle stone in black, size 10.
Steelhead Hammer in black, blue, red, size 12.
Glo-bugs in oregon cheese, pink, orange, size 10
Sucker spawn in cream, white, orange, size 8.
Hot Bead Woolly Buggers in black, olive, size 10
Double Beadhead black stone, size 10-12
Beadhead black stone. size 6-10.
Wiggle stone in chart, pink and peacock. size 10
Steak-N-Eggs in orange, pink, chart. size 10.
Hare’s ear in black, olive, natural, size 10.