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YAKIMA & OLYMPIC PENINSULA – April 1, 2024

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YAKIMA RIVER

PREDOMINANT INSECT HATCHES INCLUDE;
Skwala, Blue Wings, March Browns, Midges
Coming soon;
Caddis – Late April
Salmon Smolt – Late April
Salmon Flies – Mid May
Green Drakes – Late May

Nymphs
#10-12 Stonefly nymphs   Pats, Double bead Skwalas etc…
#14-18 CDC PT’s, Perdigons, CDC prince

Dry flies
#8-12  Unit Skwala, Parachute Madam X, Wersland Big Dog Stone, Chubby’s
#10-18 Royal Parachute,  Purplae Haze, Parachute Blue Wings

We are going to see some ups and downs over the next few months until the river stabilizes from spring run-off.  There is going to be some good to great fishing as well as some tough fishing.  Water clarity will be less and less as you go down river.  In fact, there will be some days where the clarity will be fine above the Teanaway river and the Lower Canyon will be unfishable.  As stated earlier, the river will be variable based on the weather, run-off and zone you are in until post run-off.

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Olympic Peninsula

Our 2024 Winter Steelhead season is over and we want to thank all who joined us…It was a good one.   Special fish and special place.  We are starting to fill 2025 already.  Get your dates down for the ’25 season!