Yes, the road is now open -- the gravel portion has been paved, making it the best piece of the whole stretch.
I tried various nymphs including a Copper John, in various configurations including dropping off a stimulator, indicator, and one or two other dry flies. I didn't have any red or black worms or green rock worms. After a few hours I final got a strike (more than one, maybe by the same fish, on the stimulator), but I didn't hook anything.
While eating lunch, I cast a few live worms with my spinning reel and got nothing, so I thought I'd through a couple lures before getting back to fly fishing. Although I never seem to have any luck with lures, I hooked a nice trout on the first cast. Had him within inches of shore before he slipped the hook. At least 10" but couldn't tell if it was a cutthroat or rainbow.
Hope to get out there again soon and get some more practice in.