YAKIMA RIVER 1/20/18

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Great fishing the past few days. Both the nymph and streamer have been productive.

The entire river has been worthy.  It appears the Skwala nymphs are incredibly active as they should be.  We are only a month or so away from the first adult of the 2018 season.

Below are the Fly’s De Jour .  Stop by the Fly’s Down | Evening Hatch Shop and pick up your supply…2308 Canyon Rd,  Ellensburg

Pats Stone | Pink Worm | Cdc PT
Sparkle Minnow | Copper John | Thin Mint
Sparkle Minnows
Sparkle Minnows

 

OP WINTER STEELHEAD & YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – 1/9/18

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Andy and Dan
Carl and a hatchery hen

OLYMPIC PENINSULA
Good numbers of hatchery fish around on select rivers.  A few wild fish showing up as well….

Winter Steelhead Swing Tip here

Easy Winter Steelhead pattern here

 

YAKIMA RIVER    Honestly, no report lately.  We have not been on the river for a few days now… To learn more about winter fishing on the Yakima click here

This would be one of our favorite times to fish the river.  To take advantage of one of the Best Deals in the West click here

 

 

Winter Steelhead. 1-2-18

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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:)

Afternoon sun and lunch for Taylor and Clark

YAKIMA RIVER TROUT AND OP WINTER STEELHEAD – 12/18/17

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YAKIMA RIVER  is in great shape and is fishing good….Tis the season.  Over the years, we have always promoted the winter :)) The river is generally low and clear, the fish are funneled into the feed me zones, the food sources are predictable and the landscape is pared to the bone.

Beautiful fish from yesterday on a swung fly….

 

WINTER STEELHEAD season is underway….. As per usual the hatchery fish are showing up on schedule.  Tactics utilized lately include both swing and nymph techniques.  Steelhead love little round things! So when we are nymphing we often use yarn in the shape of an egg.  When swinging to predominantly hatchery fish it always seems they ‘LIKE’  pink ….. So we tend to use that color often.   More about our Olympic Peninsula fishing

One of our favorite patterns…. The AI ->  Different color combos can be used…

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence