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Posted on Leave a comment on YAKIMA RIVER TROUT AND OP WINTER STEELHEAD – 12/18/17

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…

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Posted on Format VideoLeave a comment on YAKIMA REPORT – 12/2/17

The beautiful thing about  winter trout fishing is predictable food groups

  1. Whitefish spawn
  2. Midge larvae
  3. Baitfish/Sculpins
  4. Worms
  5. Stonefly nymphs

Fishing yesterday was a bit slower then it had been.  Overall day was colder then the past couple days.

Obstacle update
The way through this obstacle is to approach river right of the log jam and lift up the limb and go under it. If you approach the river left side there is a log just under the water at this level that will high center you.

Thank you Garth, for the Video !

Definition of River Right – As you are traveling downstream the orientation ‘to the right side of’ or starboard side of…..

River Left – As you are traveling downstream the orientation ‘to the left side of’ …….