April 07 2015
On Monday we had cloudy conditions in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon with the temperature reaching into the 50’s. No question the water level is high, but the river is fishable and anglers are fishing both from drift boats and wading the banks. Yesterday anglers said that the water clarity was good and it had cleared up from the previous day. The majority of bank anglers have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Yesterday anglers staying in the motel reported that the morning was slow but the action picked up in the afternoon. Anglers said they got into fish in the Upper and Lower Fly Zone with nymphs and egg patterns producing the best results. 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. We also have fish holding in and around the gravel areas of the river.
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.