April 11 2015
On Friday we had scattered rain showers along with very high winds and the temperature reached near 50 degrees. 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 were getting significant runoff in the mid to lower end of the river. 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.