This week’s fishing report is from Ron Bierstine at Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge, 1/22/18:
All of the area tributary flows are on the rise from a couple days of warm temps. The warm temps have caused more snow melt whereby most of the area’s snow pack and piles have gone away, except for protected woods.
Smaller tributaries are high and dirty now and, with any future blown flows, they should pretty much open up completely from any ice and debris. Look for flows on the Oak to be similarly on the rise with the chance for some overflow and dirtier water color thru about the mid part of this week if all the forecasted precipitation is realized.
Fishermen are out now finding fishable conditions and were out thru the past weekend. Steelhead action is on and off, not too hot and heavy, most guys getting a few hook-ups thru a day’s effort.
Seems like when the flows were more stained about a week + ago, there were more hook ups. Any future higher and dirtier flows could draw in some late winter, early spring fresh fish with hopefully some good action thru February and March.
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