April 10 2015
Thursday was another cold and windy day with the temperature reaching into the low 40’s. Last night heavy rain showers moved through our area so keep an eye on the water conditions. We still have melting snow coming off the Tughill and the ground is saturated so we don’t need any more precipitation at this point. 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. The water level is high but anglers are fishing and making the most of tough conditions. 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.