KLICKITAT & YAKIMA 6/30/18

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YAKIMA

Flows are up from 2900 CFS to 3900 CFs over the last 24 hours.  The flow increases are from the Cle Elum reservoir. This flow increase has added a bit of turbidity but nothing inordinate.

Prior to the rise….Average to Gooood fishing depending on the day lately. Clarity has been great throughout the system and currently is as follows…

6 feet – Upper Proper
5-6 feet – Upper Flatlands
5-6 feet – Upper Canyon
5-4 feet – Farmlands
3 feet – Lower Canyon

Bugs include….

Caddis, Yellow Mays, Drakes, Ants and Beetles

 

KLICKITAT

In good condition currently.  Water clarity/cycle is ranging from 2-3 feet depending on where and when on the river.

Fish counts are  below the 10 year avg on the year to date graph  But higher then last year!   …..Hopefully the trends stays the course!

 

 

 

YAKIMA, KLICKITAT AND UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT 6/20/18

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YAKIMA

The river continues to fish average to good depending on the day. The river also continues to be lower than normal for this time of year….

Trout food includes….
#6-8 Golden Stones
#14-18 Yellow Mays
#14-18 Caddis
#12-18 Terrestrials – Ants and Beetles

Clarity is as follows

The entire river is fishing.  The river might require a bit more stealth based on the clarity and overall pressure.  Regardless,  some nice fish to be had with a well placed dry.

 

KLICKITAT RIVER

In phenomenal  shape. There are definitely fish in the system, both wild and hatchery.

Hard tailouts, big current lines, big flies and small flies too:))

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

This river is as low and clear as I have ever seen it at this time of year.  One BIG tailwater.   Longer leaders are in order:)

Bugs Dejour
PED’s PMD’s  #16-18
Baetis #18
#12-16 Caddis

Lots of trout like this on the UC:)))

 

 

 

YAKIMA & UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT 6/15/18

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YAKIMA

The Yakima continues to be consistent throughout the system- From Easton to Rosa.  Clarity is ranging from  7 feet in the upper to 3 feet in the lower.

Golden Stones have been strong, especially in the Upper Canyon.  PMD’s are coming in second for ‘table fare’

Sounding like a broken river….but that is the story and we are sticking to it:)

UPPER COLUMBIA

This river was as high as I have ever seen it to weeks ago and now it might be as low as I have ever seen it at this time of year?

Bugs djour
Baetis
Caddis
Yellow Mays

YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT – 6/13/18

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YAKIMA RIVER

Goooood fishing recently on the Yakima.  From top to bottom.  No issues with clarity overall.  A couple days ago we received a bunch of rain and the river bumped up and was a bit off in color and catching.  But we are good to go currently with clarity ranging from 7 feet in the upper to 3.5-4 feet in the lower.

Bugs include…
#16 PMD’s
#16 PED’s
#6  Golden Stones ( Probably one of the best Golden Stone years…)
#14-18 Caddis
#10-12 Drakes

Best Bugs ….

#4-8 Sparkle Minnows
#12-14 Prince Nymphs
#14-16 PT’s
#14 YB’s
#6-8 Golden Chubby

First Fish on a Fly
Chunky Yakima Bow

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Good fishing with goodMayfly hatches.  Some dry fly fishing to be had.  PMD’s, Baetis, PED’s

Shallow Nymphing, Soft Hackles and Dry Flies

Photos by Cj

 

 

 

 

YAKIMA AND UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER REPORT – 6/4/18

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YAKIMA RIVER

YAKIMA river predominant bugs include;
PMD’s
Golden Stones
Caddis
Green Drakes

CLARITY is GREAT throughout:))  Fishing has bee average to good depending on the day.

MVP’s include
#4-6 Sparkle Minnows
#14-16 Prince Nymphs
#10-12 San Juan
#14-16 PMD Trigger nymphs
#8 Golden and Purple Chubby
#16 PMD Parachute

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Dropping into GREAT shape itself. Bugs have been a bit sporadic recently but are building:)

 

 

KLICKITAT REPORT – JUNE 4, 2018

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Klickitat is in GREAT shape.   There were some fish caught this past weekend on the opener :))

KLICKITAT river is in great shape!

Posted by Jack Mitchell on Monday, June 4, 2018