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

 

 

 

 

YAKIMA, KLICKITAT AND UPPER COLUMBIA – 5/28/18

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KLICKITAT REPORT

The Klick is in great shape for the opener,  June 1.  Clarity is about 3 feet.
Level is @ 1860!!!

Klickitat 5/26/18

 

YAKIMA REPORT

The Yakima is in GREAT shape.  Clarity is as follows….

BUGS INCLUDE…
Caddis #14-18
Flying Ants #12
Green Drakes #10-12
PMD’s #16

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Record flows for the past 10 years…… We have about 2.5 feet of clarity with our main tactic being the nymph. Scratching out a few fish but a ‘little tough’ right now.