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YAKIMA, KLICKITAT, UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT – 7/31/21

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YAKIMA

Water temps are ranging from 52-58 in the AM Depending on Zone.

Like a broken record – The Yakima is fishing pretty dang good, considering the heat…..Looking forward to it cooling down however.

Covering water and tossing likely food sources for the opportunistic fish has been the game. Sometimes 20 miles is not enough, lol.

Predominant food sources include
Hoppers
Stoneflies – Summer stones
Ants and Beetles
Salmon Smolt
Sculpins
Caddis
Pale Evening Duns

UPPER COLUMBIA

Everyday is different when it comes to the amount of smoke recently.. Today isn’t so good.  The lodge is closed for fishing as this time of year due to the short window of activity and water temps….

Fall is a beautiful time anywhere, including the Upper Columbia!

Available packages are limited for 2021 …You can view availability HERE

 

KLICKITAT

Currently ‘Willy Wonka’…..Pray for cooler weather!

YAKIMA & KLICKITAT REPORT 7/13/21

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YAKIMA RIVER

One of the best in the west during the months of July and August!  Current water temps in the afternoon near Cle Elum are 50 degrees.  Not many rivers can quote that stat right now.

Summer Stones, Hoppers, Ants, Beetles, Caddis, PED’s and Salmon Smolts are pretty much what is on the menu.

Early morning in the Lower Canyon has been good.  Don’t need to get up so early for the Upper River.

 

 

KLICKITAT RIVER

Hoping for some cooler weather soon.