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YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA AND SMALL MOUTH 5/10/22

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SMALLMOUTH

This is the time of year that we find some Smallmouth to play with.  Although it is a little early for top water based on our cold weather patterns, it should turn on soon on some of the waters we fish…not on all of them. If you are looking to schedule….. call Jack @  509.859.2280

 

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YAKIMA RIVER

Water has been all over the board lately.  Things are stabilized for now!

Predomonant bugs are Blue Wings, March Browns and Caddis.  Food source also includes Salmon Smolt patterns.   Short leash More here nymphing has been the mainstay recently.  Shortleash = 7.5 foot leaders with 2-5 feet below the Indicator…. ..

The Indicator aka…

Bobbercator Indi-Bob(Indicator/Bobber
hybrid)
Float(Old school name)
Indicator
Strike Indicator
Bobber
Strike Detector
ASID (Acute Strike Indicator Detector)

Bobbers are used to detect strikes while drifting a fly suspended below the bobbercator in a static free fashion. This technique is
the complete opposite of fishing a fly under tension or commonly referred to as the ‘swing’

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UPPER COLUMBIA.

I should never say this river doesn’t blow out, because it does, but rarely.  Bugs include Caddis, Blue Wings and March Browns.   Nymphing has been the GOTO recently with a little streamer, soft hackle and dry fly action.

Fish are healthy and the river is in great shape .  We have some availability in May!

YAKIMA REPORT MAY 1, 2022

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This past week was a little rough on the Yakima.  Last Sunday they flushed the river and the flows almost doubled. In addition the water temps dropped 6 degrees.  Pretty much SLOWED  the March Brown Hatch down.

The warmer weather coming should be welcomed.

YAKIMA CLARITY 
Upper Proper 5 feet
Upper Flatlands 6 feet
Upper Canyon 5 feet
Farmlands 5-3 feet
Lower Canyon 2.5 -3 feet

HATCHES
Skwala
March Browns
Blue Wing Olives
Salmon Flies
Midges
Caddis