January 1 Stream ReportPatchy fog before 2pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 26. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tomrrow is forecasted to be 29 and cloudy, Sunday 30 and mostly sunny. While not ideal, these conditions are better than most early catch and release season openers!
Creeks are low and very clear. The clouds tomorrow will actually help with hiding the angler from the fish a bit!
The key to wintertime fishing is to make sure you are fishing rising water temperatures. Peak temperatures are usually from 10-2.
The only real insect activity is midges and winter stoneflies this time of year. That means small, thin and dark patterns are going to 'match the hatch'. Tie a zebra midge or perdigon behind a scud and hang on!
Leeches can also be very effective this time of year if you fish them very slowly (twitch them, don't strip them)