April 09 2015
On Wednesday we had cold and windy conditions with the temperature reaching near 40 degrees and heavy rain showers in the afternoon. With the recent rain the least amount of runoff and best water clarity is in the upper end of the river between Ellis Cove and Altmar. 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 at Ellis Cove, Wire Hole, Schoolhouse Pool and the Upper & Lower Fly Zone. Yesterday the few anglers we spoke with reported having a slow day overall but did manage to get into a few fish in the Upper and Lower Fly Zone. 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.