KLICKITAT & YAKIMA RIVER CONDITION – 11/26/17

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YAKIMA RIVER….

CURRENTLY ‘NOT SO PRETTY’ FROM THE TEANAWAY DOWN  — THE UPPER FLATLANDS ARE COMING INTO SHAPE TODAY.  THE ENTIRE RIVER SHOULD BE IN SHAPE, SOON, WITH THE  UPCOMING FORECAST.

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KLICKITAT RIVER ……

Currently at 2450 cfs /  Weather forecast is reasonable for a dropping river but appears that conditions for fishing will be tough here in the last week of the open season.

 

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