The lower is cold, with that cold comes ice. In the mornings and into early afternoons, the lower is experiencing a substantial amount of ice flow. IF things warm up in the afternoon, there has been a window of no ice however. In this window, Midges are out and about and fish are certainly taking notice. When fish are not rising try running a double nymph rig with a crayfish and a small nymph.This rig has been consistently producing throughout the day. Now is a good time of year to swing a creelux or a leech on the two hand rod. If you are streamer fishing on the one hand stick just keep the fly moving low and slow. Target the deeper pools and weed beds. Be aware, the ice shelves in the lower will continue to grow over the next few months. This will eliminate some of the available water along the banks.
Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 14-18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Matts Midge: 18, Quigley Cluster: 18-20,
Nymphs| Deaddrift Crayfish: 8 Clousers Crayfish: 8-10 Olive Zirddle: 6-8 Copper John Black or Blue: 16-18, BHFB Hares Ear: 16-18, Killer Mayfly Nymph Olive & Black: 18, San Juan Worms Pink, Orange, Brown, Tan, Red: 10 Eggs: 10 IED Worm: 10 Floss Worm: 14 Little Bit of E: 16-18, Dirty Bird: 10-12-14-16, Crawling Caddis: 16-18, Serengold, Olive: 12-14-16, Iron Sally: 14-16, Tung. Terminator Golden: 6-8,
Streamers| Baby Gonga: 8, Haymaker Sculpin Black or Olive: 4, Triple B Olive/White 4, McCunes Sculpin: Tan 4-6, Bugger Brown: 6 Zonkers Tan/Copper, Olive/Pearl: 4-6-8 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Orange, Black: 2 Fatheads Yellow, Black: 2 Flash Fry Yellow/Brown: 2 Home Invader Yellow, Black: 2 Gold Bead Rubber Leg Krystal Bugger Black & Olive: 4-6 JJ Special: 2-4-6 Bling Minnow Gold: 6 McCune's Sculpin Olive/Tan: 4-6
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