YAKIMA AND WINTER STEELHEAD REPORT – 2/19/18

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I was told we don’t update enough… Well it appears that is the case as the last report was quite awhile ago.

WINTER STEELHEAD

Winter Steelhead fishing has been all over the board, as per usual;  50 miles per hour gusts, sun, rain, snow!   You know what they say, an inch of rain a day helps keep the swing away.

All tactics have caught fish.  Yesterday’s fish came on a pale pink Squidro tied by Larry who came out from Michigan to catch some sea going Steelies.

 

YAKIMA RIVER

Some good to great fishing recently and also some tough fishing based on weather.  No adult Skwalas yet for us …..That doesn’t mean there haven’t been any.

Suggestions

Turd and the worm – # 10-12
Streamers – Sparkle Minnows and Sculpzilla  #4-6
Blue Wing and Midge nymphs  #16-20
Caddis larvae  #14-16

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT FEB 11, 2018

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Yakima hook up

River is big but is dropping and clearing nicely.  Fishing is good. Perfect conditions for the ‘ Turd and a worm’ combo… AKA Stonefly and San Juan Worm.

Clarity chart

UPPER PROPER           4 feet

UPPERFLATLANDS    5 feet

UPPER CANYON           4 feet

FARMLANDS                  4-2.5 feet

LOWER CANYON           2.5 feet

 

 

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT & OLYMPIC PENINSULA – 1/29/18

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YAKIMA RIVER The river is in great shape currently……..

Here is the report from now until April.  (pretty much a repeat for the last 27 years, because when we started 30 years ago,  the river was not open year round.)

 

Some days the catching is going to be great, some average and some less than.  The fishing however should be great everyday.  Watch for days when the water temp is not dropping drastically. Sometimes when there are weather fronts,  that can actually be good. Why? Because there is cloud cover to hold the heat in.  Conversely, when there are blue skies at this time of year it typically means CLEAR and COLD = dropping water temps.  Current water temps are 37.5-40.5 depending on time and zone.

Predominant bugs for the next 2.5 months

Skwala
Blue Wings
Amelytus
March Browns
Midges

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OLYMPIC PENINSULA – BLOWN OUT – SHOULD SEE A WINDOW SOMEWHERE AROUND THURSDAY.

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