YAKIMA & UPPER COLUMBIA TROUT – APRIL 21, 2019

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YAKIMA

Pretty good fishing when the water is worthy….Current clarity chart

The best dry fly fishing is in isolated pockets of fish on March Browns as well as a few fish here and there on blind casts during off hatch times

Streamers and nymphs have been reasonably productive….
San Juan worms, Sculpzillas, CDC PTs, Clousers, Salmon Fly Stone Patterns

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Lots of these lately on the UC.  Obviously it is fishing and every day is different.  Water was the lowest we had ever seen at this time of year.  Currently at normal flows +/-  75K

 

WINTER STEELHEAD

Considering the low waters our season turned out good… Fun times with great people; and some goooood fish.   We are 1/4 full for big groups already in 2020:))

 

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT 4/14/19

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YAKIMA RIVER   is fishing good.

Bugs include…..

Blue Wing Olives #16
March Browns #12
Amyletus #14
Skwala #10

Streamers, nymphs and dry flies have all produced.  The dry fly game is pocket specific.

Flies de jour  –

#12 – 16 Flashback Pheasant Tails, CDC Pheasant Tails, Rockworms, Lightning bugs, YB’s

#10 San Juan worms

#8-12 Stone fly nymphs

#4-8 Sculpillas, Clousers, Dali LLamas,

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT 4/12/19

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Yakima river status
First graph is the predicted flows on the Yakima for the next 10 days. The second on shows the prediction for the Yakima over the next 120 days. The extended predictions shows a favorable transition through run-off into stabilization

 

 

YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA & OLYMPIC PENINSULA REPORT – 4/7/19

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YAKIMA

Fishing has been worthy when the river is in shape.  Currently the only viable water is above the Teanaway confluence.  Northwest river predictions shows the river going out over the net couple days.

 

Hatches include…  Skwala, Blue Wing Olives, March Browns

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

The river is at an incredibly low volume.    Most the fishing lately has been under tension…Either a swung fly or retrieved.   Recently been a bit slow.

 

 

OLYMPIC PENINSULA

The Olympic Peninsula just received an insurgence of much needed precipitation.  Some amazing fish have been hooked lately.  Tough to land some fo the giants.

Both the swing and nymph have proved worthy.

Line choices lately have varied from a Fall Favorite to a double density Skagit and T-14….Quite the range.  Fly choices from bright to dark and medium to LARGE in size.  I know that is not too specific, but it is the truth and sometimes it is just a matter of how it feels’….