Streamside Report

Oconto River

Oconto

4/2/99

Weather: Moslty sunny - High around 70
Water: Low and clear
Hatches: Midges
Time: 10:30A - 6:30P

Comments: Fished the Oconto River at Stiles. Lots of fishermen out on the river today. Fishing was slow during the day. Caught a few browns and one rainbow early on a beadhead pheasant tail. Saw spin fishermen take several steelheads.

Action heated up in the evening after most folks had left the river. Fish taking anything I threw at them including a beadhead white wooly bugger, a beadhead prince nymph, and a Griffith's Gnat. Fish located in slack water next to fast water. I probably caught and released 35 small brown trout before dark. I didn't catch anything larger than 11", though.

Another flyfisherman realeased a couple of steelhead just before dark.

Chuck Cole ccoleii@aol.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------