February 27th Fishing ReportRain, possibly mixed with sleet before 2pm, then a chance of rain between 2pm and 4pm. High near 37. Breezy, with an east wind 11 to 18 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.
Spitting some winter sleet today, but it is not predicted to be heavy at all or really stick around. Temperatures will hover around 40, then drop to the mid to high 30s, then back again closer to 40 for the weekend. The forecast is looking good for winter fishing!
We did get quite a bit of snow early last week, but it has not impacted fishing much at all. Just remember to be careful where you park and pull all the way off the road if you are on a creek with snow on the shoulder of the road.
It is still midges and winter stoneflies on the surface mid day. Subsurface is starting to get better on larger and thicker bodied bugs. While most of the fish are on small, thin and black or flashy nymphs, scuds, purple drank, and brush hogs are picking up more and more fish lately.
Leeches are good as well! Fish them slowly below the riffles and let the current make them move. Don't strip them, twitch them!