YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 17, 2019

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PRETTY DANG GOOD FISHING recently with the cloud cover.  Our guidestaff fished dries all day to targets in the canyon. Lots of Caddis, PMD’s….Lots of bugs!  Lots of little guys and a few 15-17’s.

We have lost some clarity in the Lower Canyon due to all the rain.   It appears the forecasted rain showers over the net week will be significantly less than the last couple of days

PALE MORNING DUN #15-16
Parachute Sparkle Tails
Yellow Humpy
Comparaduns / Sparkle Duns
CDC PTs
PMD Trigger nymph

MOTHERS DAY CADDIS – American Grannom – #12 to 14
Hot Butt  Caddis  – Egg Layers
ESP’s
YB’s
Bloom’s Parachute Caddis
Green Rock Worms

SALMON FLIES #4-6
Pat’s Stones in Orange and Black and Black
Chubby’s

MARCH BROWNS #12-14
Parachute March Brown
Thorax March Brown
Hares Ear Soft Hackle
CDC Pheasant Tail

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – 5/12/19

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Well appropriately the Mother’s Day Caddis went full bloom this weekend. Seems like at least a birdie wouldn’t you say:))

BUGS and appropriate patterns

Salmon Flies #4-6
Pat’s Stones in Orange and Black and Black
Chubby’s

March Browns #12-14
Parachute March Brown
Thorax March Brown
Hares Ear Soft Hackle
CDC Pheasant Tail

Mother’s Day Caddis – American Grannom – #12 to 14
Hot Butt  Caddis  – Egg Layers
ESP’s
YB’s
Bloom’s Parachute Caddis
Green Rock Worms

Flying Ants

 

 

 

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 5

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Here is the river flow forecast for the next week. The river will definitely be going up based on the warming trend. Should be able to fish right through it especially in the Upper River.

What is on the Menu?
Salmon Flies
March Browns
Mothers Day Caddis
Salmon Smolt

Hot bugs include
#12 Para March Brown
#10-12 Hares Ear Soft hackle
# 4-8 Clousers
# 4-6 Stonefly Nymphs
# 14 Green Rock worm

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 1

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YAKIMA REPORT

While every day is different, recently the Yakima has been fishing GOOD and the river is in great shape. Dry fly fishing is ZONE specific on the March Browns – 1-2PM is prime time. Not all zones are going to have pods of fish up on the bugs. Nymphing and Streamers have also been good. Some of the bigger fish lately have been taken on Smolt patterns.

Hot bugs include
#12 Para March Brown
#10-12 Hares Ear Soft hackle
# 4-8 Clousers
# 4-6 Stonefly Nymphs
# 14 Green Rock worm

We are just days away from the Mother Day Caddis Activity shortly to be followed up by Salmon Flies and PMD’s