The river is on a slow drop heading into the flip flop. Dry flies and droppers have been the ticket for us lately with a streamer mixed in here and there. Wish I could say there has been one particular nymph hotter than another… but that does not seem to be the case.
Working for our fish. There are definitely some great fish in the system. We have found fish under the bobber and under tension with a swung fly…..Even a skater. While the numbers are not like 2009, we are catching steelhead and having fun.
KLICKITAT Nice to be back on the Klickitat. Great watershed. Bonneville numbers are not good….However, the fish trap on the Klickitat is showing slightly less than average numbers which is not a bad stat considering. The Klickitat, usually gets fish:)
Clarity was 15-20inches this past weekend. No fish on the swing and a handfull on the nymph.
Bugs de jour…
Summer Stones, Caddis, Yellow Mays, Terrestrials
Bugs of the week…
YB soft hackle, Pats Stones, Dave’s Hopper.
Upper Proper is low and a little warm. From the Cle elum river confluence down the river is at typical big summer flows. Some good Caddis activity here and there. However, finding nice fish on the Caddis is difficult amid the precocial salmon. Some reasonable fishing otherwise despite the heat.
We will be back on the water for our fall season shortly….
Been awhile since the last report…The Yakima is like any other Western stream in the blazing heat…. A little tough. Ironically the smoke from the fires add a bit of ‘cover’ and block the amount of direct light which is an artificial cloud cover. Hat’s off to all the firefighters out there and hope they get the blazes under control. Regardless, the mornings and evenings remain the time to be on the water. Sometimes, the earlier or later, the better.
Bugs of the month – Summer Stones, Caddis, Cahills, Terrestrials
Current clarity is poor. However, the overall clarity has been reasonable considering the heat. Hook ups have been reasonable; landing the fish haS been a challenge:)
Current clarity in Town @ 9AM – 18 inches
Clarity in Town @ 4PM – 10 inches
Tip Tracking Reasonable video on the importance of tip tracking in the delivery of a two hand cast.
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