April 08 2015
On Tuesday we had mostly sunny conditions and the temperature reached near 50 degrees. No question the water level is high, but the river is fishable and anglers are fishing both from drift boats and wading the banks. The majority of bank anglers have been fishing the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Yesterday the majority of anglers we spoke with reported having a slow but the most action seemed to be in the Upper and Lower Fly Zone. Anglers in the fly zones have done well with black stoneflies and egg patterns. 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.