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YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA, KLICKITAT REPORT – 7/16/17

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YAKIMA’s fishing has slowed a bit, due to the  hot weather.  Mornings and evenings, have been the best time to be on the water as a general rule. Current insects include… Yellow Sallies, Caddis, Hoppers

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UPPER COLUMBIA window of opportunity  has narrowed.   Insects include… Caddis, Baetis  and the latent memory of the Black Quill.

Wildlife sightings – Moose, Black Bear, Whitetail deer, mule deer, Turkey, Bud Light,

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KLICKITAT clarity has been poor overall which is not untypical.  However this past week has been pretty good clarity.  The Two Hander Day is coming up just around the corner – Aug 12.   We will be on the water daily just around the corner as well:)

Evening Light
Waterside Buck
Writer’s Impromptu Guild
BIG trout

 

YAKIMA RIVER & UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT – 7/8/17

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Mae is hooked on Yakima Fishing!

YAKIMA
Water is  up to normal levels. Lower canyon-lots of caddis, pmds holding on. Summer stone nymphs moving. Sally’s showing and few little green drakes and size 20 Baetis. Small dry fishing tough because of all the precocial salmon. Worst we have seen.  They should be flushed out of the river by now?  Maybe they released late?  Fishing has been good with dry dropper and nymphing. Lots of 10-13 inchers with a few in the 15-18 range. Upper canyon pmds still strong 1-3p.  Water temps are great in great condition as is the river.

UPPER COLUMBIA

The Summer hatches are in full bloom.  The heat wave has condensed the opportunity time to a smaller window.  Spotted Sedge Caddis, Black Quill Drakes, Green Drakes, Baetis and PED’s make up the mix.

Bent rod in the Columbia Highlands

 

YAKIMA, KLICKITAT & UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT – 7/3/17

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YAKIMA
Fishing on the Yakima has slowed a bit recently due to the hot, hot weather. Evenings have been the best to be on the water as a general rule.

Current Yakima insects include
Caddis #14-18
PMD’s and PED’s #14-18
Summer Baetis #18-20
Coming Soon….The Short Wing Stone

The tributaries are great options for the wading anglers. Some of the top tribs to explore would include…
1-The Teanaway
2-The Tanuem
3-The Manastach
4-The Nanuem

Top patterns on the tribs lately would include….
#12-16 Yellow Humpies
#10-14 Royal Trudes
#12-16 Lightning Bugs and Red Copper Johns

UPPER COLUMBIA
The window of opportunity has narrowed  recently due to the heat.

Insects include
Baetis #18-22
PMD’s #16
Drakes #10-12

Wildlife sightings include-Moose, Black Bear, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Turkey and Bud Light:)

KLICKITAT
There are fish in the system and a few being caught.  Currently the water is marginal at best.  We have not been on the river much.  We however will be on it quite a bit in the near future.

Young Yakima Angler
Klickitat clarity
Jake and Frank on the Upper Columbia