YAKIMA RIVER The river is in great shape currently……..
Here is the report from now until April. (pretty much a repeat for the last 27 years, because when we started 30 years ago, the river was not open year round.)
Some days the catching is going to be great, some average and some less than. The fishing however should be great everyday. Watch for days when the water temp is not dropping drastically. Sometimes when there are weather fronts, that can actually be good. Why? Because there is cloud cover to hold the heat in. Conversely, when there are blue skies at this time of year it typically means CLEAR and COLD = dropping water temps. Current water temps are 37.5-40.5 depending on time and zone.
Predominant bugs for the next 2.5 months
OLYMPIC PENINSULA – BLOWN OUT – SHOULD SEE A WINDOW SOMEWHERE AROUND THURSDAY.
Happy New Year! Rivers are coming back into shape after this most recent Atmospheric River….That term just makes me laugh.
Reasonable numbers of fish around… The typical early run of hatchery fish, and some wild ones showing up here and there.
A few tips….
Fish the fly at the eye level of the fish or just above.
Although plenty of fish are caught early in the day, statistically for us the afternoon is better.
Of course, fish where the fish are. If the fish are moving, the heads and tails are a given. If the fish are sitting down, fish the gut of the run.
Utilize the right sink tip and or line to put the fly in the zone.
more tips coming soon:)
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