WATER CLARITY ON THE YAKIMA
Just above the Ringer Road access the log jam at the corner is hairy. There is a new log down on the left and there is still a sweeper on the right that is about 3.5 ft off the water. Until the river drops we don’t suggest it……
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.
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.
The river saw a recent spike from the current weather pattern. Prior to the bump in flows, the fishing has been good to great…. Refer to the last Yakima report for the inside scoop. The recent bump has not amounted to much of an increase in flows and loss of clarity…..Especially up river.
Also here is a little shorty on the Yakima’s ‘Other Season’
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.
GREAT FISHING lately….. Highlights;
- White fish spawn
- Small Baetis, Midge and Caddis nymphs
- Isolated dry fly action
Wake up late, have a cup of Joe and an omelette; Fish during the warmth of the day 12-4:30 / Bankers hours:) Go home @ 5pm have some soup…. Tie some bugs. Go to bed…..
Wake up and repeat.
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
#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.