YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA & KLICKITAT REPORT 9/27/18

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YAKIMA

PDG  (Pretty Dang Good)  in specific zones.

Bugs of the day

October Caddis # 10
Crane flies #10
Baetis here and there #18
Tan #16 Caddis

The Lower Canyon has some isolated dry fly fishing but the nymphing continues to be the mainstay.

The Farmlands have supported action on the dry fly, nymph and streamer.

The Upper Canyon is a mystery to us as we have not been in this part of the river much lately.

The Upper Flatlands has been similar to the Farmlands in approach —   Mix in a few spawning Salmon for food source as well.  There are significantly fewer numbers of Salmon this year and therefore the egg game will be less productive but most likely worthy in a few ones.

The Upper Proper  – Certainly worthy with similar approach as the Farmlands and Flatlands.

KLICKITAT

Sporadic but worthy….  Great river conditions.  Water clarity is 4-5 feet.  Water temps have dropped recently.  Will post the actual temp here shortly.

For Swinging our approach has been deep or on the surface.

Some days have been TOUGH with the swung fly and the nymph.

More to follow.

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Every day is different at 90K CFS but overall the river has fished good  this fall.  Predominant and standard trout tactics apply here  Dry Flies, Nymphs and Streamers

 

 

 

YAKIMA, KLICKITAT AND UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT – 9/18/18

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YAKIMA
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

KLICKITAT
Sporadic fishing for both tactics.  Have found  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 Desiree was caught on 7.5 feet of T-14 and a Weighted Black/Purple/Blue Intruder.

UPPER COLUMBIA
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

 

YAKIMA, KLICKITAT & UPPER COLUMBIA – Sept 8, 2018

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YAKIMA

This river is fishing GREAT….What is on the menu?
October Caddis
Crane flies
Summer Stones

Water is dropping fast as the yearly ‘flip flop‘ is taking place

 

KLICKITAT

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.

Swing colors
Black and Chartuese
Little Pink and Orange

For nymphing…
Beads, Jigs, Stoneflies  and Yarn

Great people at The Ranch so far this season…..and some great food!

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

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…..

 

YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA AND KLICKITAT REPORT – 9/2/18

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YAKIMA

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.

 

UPPER COLUMBIA
Just gearing up for Fall.  We have a few prime time openings  left:)

text jack @ 509.859.280

 

KLICKITAT

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’