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YAKIMA, & UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT 3-28-21

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YAKIMA

The fishing has been very consistent  throughout the river …. top to bottom.  Of course everyday is different.

Bugs include:
Skwala
Blue Wing Olives
Midges

Best dry fly action has definitely been from 1-5 pm which is typical for this time of year. Blue Wings have been reasonable.  Blue wings are typically found in the slower Boulder strewn runs as they are swimmers.

The nymphing has definitely been sporadic in the earlier part of the day

Hot patterns include
#8-12 Unit Skwala
#14-18 Purple Haze, Quigley BWO
#12-14 March Brown Trigger Nymph
#16-18 CDC Pheasant tails, Flashback PT’s, Lightning bugs
#12-16 CDC Princes, Halo Prince
#16-18 Brassies
#6-10 Sparkle minnows, Sculpzillas, Bow River Buggers,

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

In good shape…..Nice fish to be had.  Mostly swing tactics with a bit of nymphing mixed in!

We have some prime time dates available.

 

YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA AND OLYMPIC PENINSULA REPORT 3/9/212

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YAKIMA

The Skwala hatch is happening on the Yakima and the fishing has been good sub surface as well as on top…..The entire river has been fishing.  Every day is different however.

Best bugs lately include

#10 Unit Skwala
#8 Sculpzilla in Olive
#12 Olive and black Pats
#14-16 March Brown Trigger nymphs
#18 Red Brassie

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Good fishing and the catching has been slow to good depending on the day. Flows are low  and the  lake level is on the drop as well.

Swing tactics predominantly with some nymphing and softies here and there

 

OLYMPIC PENINSULA

Derek with his first OP Steel

All rivers south of the Hoh to Willipa bay have been closed leaving only the Hoh and Quileute systems open.

Our early season  south of the Hoh was pretty dang good. The last week fell short of good and in fact was real slow.