Fishing is excellent. Streamer fishing is good early from 7-8am. Tan caddis #14 are moving fish all afternoon from 4-6pm. Yellow stoneflies from 7-8:30p. Sulfurs (ephemerella invaria #16) are also emerging from 7-9pm. Some spinners now around 8-9pm. Smaller sulfur (e. dorothea #18) is also emerging from 8-9:30pm. Isonychia bicolor #12 from 8-10:30pm. Brown drake spinners #10 are from 10pm to dark.Robert’s Yellow Drake #10-16 Sulfur thorax #16 Cut-wing sulfur #16 Dave’s Oh-So-Iso #12 Crystal Wing Rusty Spinner #16 Zugglers White, Yellow, Black, Olive #4 Beadhead Olive and Black Wooly Bugger #8
The Boardman River is starting to warm up, despite the cold wintery weekend, and fish are beginning to eat. Streamer fishing is fair, and Hendricksons and black caddis are emerging daily. The North Branch and South Branch are warmer and brook trout are the easiest take for the early season. Lower sections like the Ranch, Garfield and Brown Bridge are also good choices right now. Early afternoons for the Hendrickson emergence, and evenings around 6pm for the spinnerfall. Black caddis #16-18 are heaviest from 2-5pm.
Streamer fishing has been good and some very large fish have been caught over
The streamer bite is picking up with the cold temps. Attractors continue to work in the late afternoons as water temps try to rise. Tiny BWO's starting now too. Look for them along the banks where they emerge. Some large fish will hang on the banks sipping them on gray days.