Ron Bierstine reports. Cool if not cold weather has returned through the early part of this week. Highs between 40F and near 30 F. There is the slight chance for accumulating snow, but that should be mostly south of the area. At least the weather is ideal to keep tributary water temps down and maybe make for some more run-off and continued good and stained Oak Orchard flows. Without any major spike in water temps, steelhead should linger in the Oak Orchard and there is the chance for some more fresh fish running up. Yesterday, was reported slower and tough to hook-up. Today, in the AM there were a few guys reported hooking up. Best action that we know of is downstream around the holes and fast water gravel areas for drop-backs and a few spawners. Flows are still good in the area smaller tributaries with mostly just scattered numbers of fish well spread out and a few dropping back. I’d be willing to bet that as fishing pressure wanes as it normally does this time of year – that with the continued cool weather and good tributary flows especially in the Oak Orchard that there will be some decent April action for persistent drifters or swingers.
If you would like to get more up-dated info on the Oak Orchard and area tributaries you can contact Ron at, www.orleansoutdoor.com .