Great river conditions lately…The clarity will most likely be marginalized by the current heat wave. We will keep you updated. Recent fishing has be GREAT. Recent CATCHING has been average for us. Definitely need to work for the fish. No dry fly action for us since the opener.
|Kristian with a hatchery buck:))
The fishing recently on the Yakima has been spotty. this is a relative statement as what is spotty for us might be great for some. Bugsde jour include #16-18 PMD’s, #14-16 Yellow Sallies, #12 Green Drakes, #14-18 Caddis and a few #6-8 Golden Stones.
Nymphs – Trigger Nymphs, Bubblebacks, CDC PT
Adults/Emergers – Sparkle Duns, Parachutes, Sof Hackles
Green Drake Patterns
Nymphs – #10-14 CDC Prince
Adults/Emergers – Paradrake, Quiglies
Adults – Red Butt Yellow Stone
Nymphs – Trigger
Nymphs – Pats Stone Etc…
Adults – Chubbies, Stimulators, C-Ants
The river is completely different at the Blue Ribbon origin below Lake Easton than it’s final stretch in the Lower Canyon near Roza Dam. It is for this reason a single report is difficult to summarize the entire river’s activity. That being said, throughout the system, the overall nymph game has been stable to good and the dry fly fishing about the same or a tad bit less predictable.
We are starting to see a few hoppers as well….Remember, Ants are trout candy.
|Little Yellow Sally Stone