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Posted on 1 Comment on YAKIMA AND KLICKITAT REPORT 8/25/18


Fishing has been reasonable and consistent for the most part.  Like a broken record,  all tactics are worthy.  Dry flies, nymphs and streamers.  Water temps have been marginal in the afternoon. Thank goodness for this cooler weather.


There are some fish around.  Water clarity is ranging fom 1.5 to 3 feet of visibility depending on time and zone.

This doe ate a Little Pocket Picker – The Blue Fox’

This doe ate a vertical presentation under an indicator.


Posted on 2 Comments on YAKIMA & KLICKITAT REPORT – 8/19/18


PGF lately…. some days better than others.  The river is fishing  from top to bottom.  Recently we have had boats in almost all stretches.  Dry flies, nymphs and streamers depending on the day.  Sometimes a combination of all in the day has been the ticket

Bugs dejour….

#6-10 Chubbies, Gypsy Kinks, Dave’s hoppers
#4-8 Sculpzillas, Sparkle Minnows, JJ Buggers
#6-8 Summer stone nymphs
#14-16 YB Soft Hackles, PT Jig heads, PMD Jigheads
#10-14 Beetles and Ants



The heat cycle is good early down low and OK late, up high.  There are some fish around.  ‘Flashy’ on the swing has been worthy.

Clarity at Town pool at 10 AM is about 2 feet
Clarity at Town pool at 2 pm is about 1 foot.


Posted on Leave a comment on KLICKITAT & YAKIMA REPORT – 8/6/2018


Reasonable fishing when there has been clarity.

Vertical presentation fly choices…
Jigs in Purple or Black
Yarn -‘The Lifter’
Hot head Stoneflies

Under tension / Swung Fly choices
The Blue Fox
The Green Butt Marabou

The video below shows a tight spot on the Klickitat that all oarsmen should be aware of…..

Note the clarity in the video….. 10 miles down river 15 minutes later the clarity was significantly better as shown in the following photo >
So the Cycle of the river is worth playing for the fishing factor:)

And there are a few fish around:)  this fish was Renee’s first steelhead:)))


Kinda like a broken record.  Bugs of the day and fly choices are listed below in the past report.

Water temps stabilized with the cooler weather we just received.  We are going to see another heat wave this week but it will be short lived, compared to the last one.  Wednesday – Friday is supposed to be HOT and then we are going to cool down to highs of 84 :))))



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Yellow Sally’s
Sumer Stoneflies

Kinda like a broken record.   The above table fare has been on the menu for quite awhile.  The recent cooler weather is much needed.  The past two weeks of 95-107 was a little rough.

Looks like we will be seeing some warm temperatures again starting the middle of net week.

Yesterday’s boat tossed dry fly’s all day:)  We however have been utilizing nymphs and streamers as well.



Klickitat river boca into the Columbia.

We should see the next 3-4  day window with some reasonable clarity because of the current cooling trend!

Report to follow:))