YAKIMA – KLICKITAT – UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

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YAKIMA 
Water is low and clear.  Water temps are 54 -61 depending on where you are in the system and at what time.  Those temps are little warmer than usual.  Should start to drop soon with cooler weather coming are way.

Bugs throughout the river
#10-12 Craneflies
#10 October Caddis
#16 Tan Caddis
#14-16 Yellow Mays
Salmon Spawn

The Lower Canyon fishing has been a little rough lately. Low and pressured.  Not giving up many fish.
The Farmlands, upper Canyon and Upper Flatlands have been a bit more predictable.  Egg drift, dry flies and streamers have all produced.

Schumacher party

KLICKITAT RIVER
Catching remains a bit unpredictable and is a direct relation to the number of fish over Bonneville which is at about 40 percent of the 10 year average.  Regardless we have seen some sweet steelhead over the past few weeks. In fact some rather large fish that have had their way.
The warmer weather colored up the river a bit, which was welcomed.   Clarity is now increasing daily. The river also received in influx of Chinook recently.   
Bill Douglas Crew
UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER
Current bugs include…
#8-10 october Caddis
#16 Tan Caddis’
#12-8 Hoppers
Water level is currently higher then the 40 year average and has been jumping up and down a bit more then usual.
Fishing remains good and multiple techniques have been used to catch ’em. Dry flies, nymphs and streamers.
Brian and Jack

YAKIMA – KLICKITAT – UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT – 9/24/16

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YAKIMA RIVER is in great shape.  Techniques have included the bathroom sink;  Everything from fishing dry fly crane flies to nymphing egg patterns.  Water temps are ranging between 54 and 60 degrees depending where you are and at what time on the system.

Predominant bugs are….
->Caddis #16 tan
->Fall Cahills #14 cream
->October Caddis #8-10
->Salmon Spawn

Guests on the water

KLICKITAT RIVER saw a recent insurgence of needed water to bring some fish in;  The catching has improved overall.  Fishing pressure is high seeing that the State/Feds have pretty much everything closed otherwise.

In addition to the Steelies, There are some Fall Chinook in the river. as seen below in the image and vid.  Techniques have ranged from skaters to beads and everything in between.   The upcoming week is traditionally a great Skating week.

Jack and Jason with a Klick King

UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER

Good fishing but definitely fickle.   Predominant bugs include…
October Caddis  # 8-10
Midges #22
Fall Grey Caddis #12

Techniques include dry flies and nymphs.

Just hanging out
Cj and Frank with a sweet UC Bow

YAKIMA / KLICKITAT / UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT 9/15/16

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Major delay in reports….time flies.  This is a nuts a bolts report on the three watersheds. Typically my approach, anyways.

Yakima – Pretty good fishing.   Lots of fish lately, 10-15 inches with some bigger ones mixed in.  Cranelfies, October Caddis,   Little Tan Caddis, Cahills… Coming Soon, The Salmon Spawn

Classic Yakima Bow

Klickitat – Beautiful days, Tough fishing overall.   Don’t let anyone tell you different.  Tactics used lately have included Skaters to beads. 5-6 feet of visibility.  Multiple techniques have produced….just not multiple times.  Tip of the day; Utilize the best technique for the water at hand…..

Kate and a Klickitat Steelhead

Upper Columbia – Avg  to Good fishing.  October Caddis, Hoppers, Fall May.  12 feet of visibility

Jim with a sweet UC Rainbow

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – SEPT 1, 2016

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This report is brought to you by the Evening Hatch – No frills, just an honest report from EH senior guide, Keith Wersland ….24 years as a guide on the Yakima – That makes him the Grandpa of the river:)

GOOD FISHING with dry flies and droppers.  Clouds today and manana and on into next week with cooler temps…. Fishing should continue to be spot on.

CURRENT INSECTS
Summer Stones
Cahills
Craneflies
Hydrospyche Caddis

BEST PATTERNS  RECENTLY
Dropper nymphs – #14-16 Halo Prince, Mini Catch All, Two Bit Hooker
Big Dry – #8-10 Double Wing Chubby
Small Dry – #14 Light Cahill

THE BARRY FAMILY