What to Expect in April
|Pale morning dun|
|Pale evening dun|
|Small black stonefly|
Hatches divided by half-month.
Super Major Minor Slight None
Midges and blue-winged olives will provide most of the action, with hatches occurring at midday. For the midges, try a Sprout Midge or a Griffiths Gnat to imitate adult and hatching midges. A small midge pupa pattern (sizes 20-22) should also produce well during a hatch.
You will need a 6X or 7X tippet and a downstream presentation no matter which dry flies you cast.
Streamers are sometimes effective on this river.
Remember that the river is closed below the falls until Memorial Day weekend.
For more information on April fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report