Jig On the Water

March 31, 2024

Water is still mostly clear. We had a bit of rain last week, but it didn’t really mess the water up much. It came up a bit and came back down pretty quick.

The river is currently at 79 CFS, so up a bit, but still In great shape. We are still having some Good dry fly fishing. There’s lots of tricos in the morning, and caddis and BWO’s are still very good.

Lots of people are fishing zebra midges this week and doing very well on black, and the gray Zebras. Pheasant tails are still producing well, as are copper johns and burlaps, and there’s still good numbers on No. 16 and No. 18 scuds.

We’re still using 6X leaders on nymphs and small buggers, 7X on drys, and for those fishing bigger flies, 5X or 4X is fine.

Glo balls, San Juan worms, crackle backs and beetles also did well this past week.

For spin fishing, it’s hard to beat yellow, white or orange worms, and in the salmon eggs, white, orange, and pink seemed to be working the best. The yellow and the pink 1-inch grubs did very well all weekend. The natural fish oil, Family Fishin’ eggs did very good all weekend.

Spinners are still good the first 30 minutes or so. Black, skunk, and brown seemed to be the Best this weekend. Marabou jigs in white, black/yellow, gray, and the ginger colors were good all weekend.

Water is still mostly clear, so 2-pound line is still recommended.

Good luck on the river this week. I’ll change the report on my Facebook page if the river changes drastically due to Monday night’s weather!

Roaring River State Park trout-fishing tips are provided by Tim Homesley, owner of Tim’s Fly Shop, located at 23387 Hwy. 112.