KLICKITAT RIVER REPORT – 11/16/17

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'Purdy' Klickitat fish
‘Purdy’ Klickitat fish

Sporadic year overall.  Every encounter was appreciated. Some weeks were TOUGH catching, others not as much.  The 2017 season closes at the end of the month. Although lots of fish make for a great day, 1 fish is awesome.  Finding one fish with a swung fly takes the cake…

Recent fishing has been decent.  The above pictured fish came on 2.75 inches of a chartruese dumbell eyed black leech fished behind a 550  I Flight  with 10 feet of T-8.   In fact two fish ate that combo in the same run within 5 casts.  One was landed.

Water clarity is at 4.5 feet with the water temp ranging from 41-44 degrees depending on time and zone.

John with a Klickitat doe
John with a Klickitat doe

 

 

KLICKITAT & YAKIMA REPORT

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KLICKITAT REPORT – Tough fishing, end of story.  The 10/24 – 31 was reasonable, however Nov 1 – 6 has been TOUGH.

YAKIMA REPORT – PDG fishing. Nymphs, Dry Flies and Streamers

Patterns Dejour
#16-20 BWO nymphs and emerger patterns
#18 – 20 BWO Adult patterns
#16-20 Soft Hackles
#8 Sculpilla in Natural

Dry fly fishing has been predominantly limited to Baetis activity in isolated zones.

Keith holding a healthy Yakima rainbow for Kayla