Fishing has actually been pretty dang good……The weather has been a bit wintery! lol….
Lots of nymphing with the tried and true winter ensembles…..
#8-12 San Juan worms, #8-10 Stoneflies, #4-8 Smolt and Sculpin patterns, #18-20Midge Larvae, #14-16 Princes, Caddis larvae.
The entire river is in good condition.
If you are thinking of a little tying this winter…. Click here for a recipe and vid on tying the Dalai Llama on a tube. The Dalai Llama is a great bait fish pattern…Specifically a smolt pattern.
The river is in perfect shape and the White fish spawn is on!
Whitefish Egg patterns, Stoneflies, Worms, Caddis nymphs, Midge larvae and Baitfish are all great choices!
The Yakima has been fishing good when the river is in shape. Currently it is looking greatand should stay that way for quite awhile.
Current hot nymph bugs include;
# 8-12 San Juan worm variations
#8-10 Stoneflies – Pat’s, Peacock double bead etc
#14-16 Rock worms, Princes, Lightning bugs, Perdigons, YB’s
San Juan Variations….
#6-10 Sculpzillas, Sheila Sculpins, Dali Llama’s. Wolly Buggers, JJ’s