Major delay on reporting. Good fishing on all three rivers……
A little slow on the Klickitat as the numbers aren’t so great. Considering the lower counts, catching has been good
The Yakima’s main trout food consists of PMD’s, Caddis, Salmon Smolt, Summer Stone nymphs. Catching has been decent to good depending on the day. All stretches have fished reasonable over the past week.
The Upper Columbia has fished consistent as well. Baetis, PMD’s, Drakes, Caddis. We have seen more fishing pressure than we usually do.
The Yakima has been coming up 200 cfs a day for about a week now. Up to about 3000. Fishing still good. Lots of PMDs , still some March Browns around in the Upp. Golden Stones are waning now. Pmds, Baetis, and drakes hatching in the lower canyon. Decent nymphIng and streamer action too.
Clarity is good
Level is lower then avarage
Clarity is currently good – 3-4 feet
Numbers of Steelhead over the dam -Below average
There are a few fish around…. See the classic photo below
Wild fish on the run
Nice trout on the little two hander
Fishing and catching has slowed quite a bit over the past 4 days….Was rocking before.
Bugs include – Baetis, Dark Quills, PMD’s, Caddis
Level is low for this time of year
Clarity is 6 feet
Angler hook up
Very low flows out of the reservoir….not sure why?
However, combining the dirty flows of all the creeks below the reservoirs with the abnormally low water flows out of the reservoir makes for less clarity overall
Upper Proper – 5 feet
Upper Proper – 6 feet
Upper Canyon – 4 feet
Farmlands – 4-2 feet
Lower Canyon 1.5 feet
There are definitely sufficient insect hatches which include;
Drakes – especially in the Upper river
Bit of a gap from the last report….too much water time.
Clarity is pretty much the same as the last report.
Guide report – Keith Wersland on Friday:)) Fishing is good ringer down on big dries and droppers and bobber fishing. Afternoon in the canyon spotty. Hooked nice fish on the dropper from 4-5. Caddis and pmds. Saw a couple Golden’s. Terrible wind today but there are bugs. Cloudy and dries, sun and nymphs.
Pretty Darn Good fishing here as well. Caddis, Beatis . Nymphing, Dry Flies, Swinging Softy’s:))
Recently our focus has been all topwater…fun, fun, fun. It does matter how you move that bugs on the surface….Make some noise