Remarkably the river is in reasonable condition again.
Upper Proper – 4 feet
Upper Flatlands – 5 feet
Upper Canyon – 3 feet
Farmlands – 3 to 2 feet
Lower Canyon – 1.5 feet
Unfortunately, we cancelled our trips. It looks as though the river will bump again at the start of next week… and then drop back down.
The river is at 3250. Long time avg flows at this time of year are about 2500. Fish counts seem to be a down a bit…….
Klickitat River – 5/18/17 Current clarity is 2.5 feet
Lot’s of water on the UC, as with everywhere; However the UC is just a BIGGER scale. Not much dry fly fishing currently but some avg to good nymphing. A variety of Mayfly’s out and about with a few Caddis A showing….
Typical UC Bow
Upper Proper 5-6 feet
Upper Flatlands 6-7 feet
Upper Canyon 6-5
Lower Canyon 3
Quite a few of these Salmon flies lately. In addition, March Brown’s in isolated locations, Mother’s Day Caddis light and variable, Flying Ants. Water is in great condition but predicted to go out of shape with this upcoming weekend.
The river spiked hard yesterday due to an inordinate amount of rain. It is currently dropping and looks like it will do so for the next few days and then see a slight continual rise over the next week. This continued rise will be gradual and the river should fish right through it.
BUGS include – Salmon Flies, Mothers Day Caddis, March Browns
CLARITY AT STATE BOAT LAUNCH – EAST CLE ELUM
GOOD FISHING TODAY ….
Upper Proper 5 feet
Upper Flatlands 6 feet
Upper Canyon 5 feet
Farmlands 4-2 feet
Lower Canyon 1.5 feet
Bugs include – Mother’s Day Caddis ‘American Grannom’ , Salmon Flies, March Browns
Fish were looking up for about 3-4 hours!
Reasonable conditions as we speak….
Upper Proper 3 feet
Upper Flatlands 4 feet
Upper Canyon 3.5 Feet
Farmlands 3.5 feet to 2 feet
Lower Canyon 1.5 feet
YAKIMA RIVER – The river is completely blown out currently. However with this current weather pattern it should settle down a bit. As stated earlier, Between now and stabilization (somewhere around June 15) the river will fish good and not so good….It all depends on how the water comes.
Current bugs include
Current Water Clarity as of 5/6
Upper Proper – 6 inches
Upper Flatlands – 8 Inches
Upper Canyon – 0
Farmlands – 0
Lower Canyon – 0
UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER
This is the one river that does not “Blow Out” believe it or not….Current visibility is 6 feet. Current bugs include Baetis, Caddis, March Browns. Predominant tactic lately is nymphing with some swinging and dry flies. Here is a world class trout caught recently….Not all of them are this big:)
Smallmouth bass action is heating up. Top water action just started on one of our favorite desert streams…..