Eagle River Report - Mar 10, 2021

Eagle River Report

March 10, 2021


FLOW: 48 cfs (Avon Water Treatment Plant)



THE LOW DOWN: With the storm cycle coming in and cooling temps, bug activity will most likely be a little slower than it has been recently.  Look for deep slow pools where trout will be feeding on nymphs near the bottom. Small stone fly attractors followed by midges, beatis and/or BWO nymphs under an indicator will do the trick.  Sometimes pressure changes due to storms could provoke a BWO hatch, so keep an eye out for rising fish on the tail outs of the runs your nymphing. 

Appropriate Patterns  

DRIES: Extended Body BWO 20-22, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Trailing Shuck Midge 18-22, Parachute Adams 18-22

NYMPHS: WD40 Olive/Grey 20-24, RS2 Olive/Grey 20-24, Zebra Midge Olive/Black 20-24, Black Beauty 20-24, Morgan’s Midge 20-24, Copper John Black 16-18, Hares Ear 16-18, Pheasant Tail 16-18

STREAMERS:  Slump Buster Black/Olive, Double Thin Mint Olive, Baby Gonga, Wooley Bugger Black/Olive

HINTS:  When you see fish feeding towards the surface, take a close look at how they are eating.  Can you see their mouth or bubbles while feeding, or just their backs and/or tails?  This will give you a clue of weather to tie on a double dry rig, or a dry dropper with an emerger tailing off.  Fish keyed in on emergers are not looking for what is already on surface, but what is heading towards the surface.786

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