Water Conditions: Poor
Flows are down to 20 cfs as of 12/24
Fishing conditions and Hatches: Poor-Fair
I drove by on Monday and above the bridge there was ice on the edges but below the bridge there was a lot more completely covering the river in slow spots. When the flows get this low and cold it's better to hold off for warmer weather. At the very least make sure to leave the fish in the water and forgo the "glory shot". So much for the warming trend, between the drop in flows and the weather forecast all bets are off. Both the mayflies and the midges are extremely small. Perch fry patterns are losing their appeal, fish are getting a little wary of them. The perch fly patterns can be stripped or dead drifted under an indicator. If under the indicator and you're not getting grabs, try lifting and dropping the indicator to give the streamer movement. Attractor patterns are working including worms and slush eggs. Mainly small mayfly nymphs but larger nymphs like Pheasant Tails that also imitate caddis larva are working also.
DRIES: REALLY big Chernobylly Mousey looking stuff | Mother Shucker #22-24 | E/C Caddis #14-18 | Banshee Caddis #16-18 | Sparkle Flag Black #20-22 | Para Crane Fly #14-16
NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Dead Drift Crayfish #8 | Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | T's Stone Drummond Light #8-10 | JuJu Baetis #22-24 | Slush Egg | Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa #12-14 | Blood Midge #12-16 | Barr's Trico Emerger #20-22 | S&M Nymph #20-22
STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla | Hornberg #10-14 | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14
Playbate Chartreuse #1/0