Key bugs… Crane flies, October Caddis and Fall Mayfly’s (A few Baetis an Yellow Mayflies)
Where….The entire river is fishing good
How…Dry flies and droppers, streamers
Sporadic fishing for both tactics. Have found a fish on the swing and nymph. Some good days and some tough ones. Beautiful weather.
Both the Dry Line and Tips have produced. Picked up a fish on a dry line and the classic Skykomish Sunrise recently….Also picked up a fish on 10 feet of T-18 and a Klickinater. Two different ends of the Spectrum.
The Fish below for Desire was caught on 7.5 feet of T-14 and a Weighted Black/Purple/Blue Intruder.
Typical fall fishing on the UC. A little of this and a little of that.
Bugs include – October Caddis, October Caddis and October Caddis and some Terrestrials
This river is fishing GREAT….What is on the menu?
Water is dropping fast as the yearly ‘flip flop‘ is taking place
The river has been on a cycle that has been average. Clarity is ranging from 10 inches to 2.5 feet depending on time and zone. Fishing has been average….
For one reason or another the swing fishing has definitely been better down low in the system as compared to up high.
Black and Chartuese
Little Pink and Orange
Beads, Jigs, Stoneflies and Yarn
Great people at The Ranch so far this season…..and some great food!
Over all fishing has been average. Dry flies, swinging and nymphing have all produced. Cooler weather coming for the entire state including the Columbia highlands…..
Fishing has been Goooooood the last few days. The river is on the drop. Big dry flies and droppers have been the overall approach.
Best Big Dry — One that floats :))) Ha!
#6 – 10 Chubby’s , Dave’s Hopper, Gypsy Kings
Best Dropper — One that sinks :)))
# 14 – 16 YB’s, Jig head PT’s, etc etc etc
Great clarity throughout the system. The entire river has been fishing good.
Just gearing up for Fall. We have a few prime time openings left:)
text jack @ 509.859.280
Nymphing has been good. The swing fishing for my boat has been a bit rough lately. There are definitely fish in the system. There are some very nice fish as well tough to land. Over the years we would call this ‘Big Buck Week’