YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 17, 2019

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PRETTY DANG GOOD FISHING recently with the cloud cover.  Our guidestaff fished dries all day to targets in the canyon. Lots of Caddis, PMD’s….Lots of bugs!  Lots of little guys and a few 15-17’s.

We have lost some clarity in the Lower Canyon due to all the rain.   It appears the forecasted rain showers over the net week will be significantly less than the last couple of days

PALE MORNING DUN #15-16
Parachute Sparkle Tails
Yellow Humpy
Comparaduns / Sparkle Duns
CDC PTs
PMD Trigger nymph

MOTHERS DAY CADDIS – American Grannom – #12 to 14
Hot Butt  Caddis  – Egg Layers
ESP’s
YB’s
Bloom’s Parachute Caddis
Green Rock Worms

SALMON FLIES #4-6
Pat’s Stones in Orange and Black and Black
Chubby’s

MARCH BROWNS #12-14
Parachute March Brown
Thorax March Brown
Hares Ear Soft Hackle
CDC Pheasant Tail

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – 5/12/19

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Well appropriately the Mother’s Day Caddis went full bloom this weekend. Seems like at least a birdie wouldn’t you say:))

BUGS and appropriate patterns

Salmon Flies #4-6
Pat’s Stones in Orange and Black and Black
Chubby’s

March Browns #12-14
Parachute March Brown
Thorax March Brown
Hares Ear Soft Hackle
CDC Pheasant Tail

Mother’s Day Caddis – American Grannom – #12 to 14
Hot Butt  Caddis  – Egg Layers
ESP’s
YB’s
Bloom’s Parachute Caddis
Green Rock Worms

Flying Ants

 

 

 

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 5

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Here is the river flow forecast for the next week. The river will definitely be going up based on the warming trend. Should be able to fish right through it especially in the Upper River.

What is on the Menu?
Salmon Flies
March Browns
Mothers Day Caddis
Salmon Smolt

Hot bugs include
#12 Para March Brown
#10-12 Hares Ear Soft hackle
# 4-8 Clousers
# 4-6 Stonefly Nymphs
# 14 Green Rock worm

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 1

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YAKIMA REPORT

While every day is different, recently the Yakima has been fishing GOOD and the river is in great shape. Dry fly fishing is ZONE specific on the March Browns – 1-2PM is prime time. Not all zones are going to have pods of fish up on the bugs. Nymphing and Streamers have also been good. Some of the bigger fish lately have been taken on Smolt patterns.

Hot bugs include
#12 Para March Brown
#10-12 Hares Ear Soft hackle
# 4-8 Clousers
# 4-6 Stonefly Nymphs
# 14 Green Rock worm

We are just days away from the Mother Day Caddis Activity shortly to be followed up by Salmon Flies and PMD’s

YAKIMA & UPPER COLUMBIA TROUT – APRIL 21, 2019

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YAKIMA

Pretty good fishing when the water is worthy….Current clarity chart

The best dry fly fishing is in isolated pockets of fish on March Browns as well as a few fish here and there on blind casts during off hatch times

Streamers and nymphs have been reasonably productive….
San Juan worms, Sculpzillas, CDC PTs, Clousers, Salmon Fly Stone Patterns

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Lots of these lately on the UC.  Obviously it is fishing and every day is different.  Water was the lowest we had ever seen at this time of year.  Currently at normal flows +/-  75K

 

WINTER STEELHEAD

Considering the low waters our season turned out good… Fun times with great people; and some goooood fish.   We are 1/4 full for big groups already in 2020:))

 

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT 4/14/19

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YAKIMA RIVER   is fishing good.

Bugs include…..

Blue Wing Olives #16
March Browns #12
Amyletus #14
Skwala #10

Streamers, nymphs and dry flies have all produced.  The dry fly game is pocket specific.

Flies de jour  –

#12 – 16 Flashback Pheasant Tails, CDC Pheasant Tails, Rockworms, Lightning bugs, YB’s

#10 San Juan worms

#8-12 Stone fly nymphs

#4-8 Sculpillas, Clousers, Dali LLamas,

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT 4/12/19

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Yakima river status
First graph is the predicted flows on the Yakima for the next 10 days. The second on shows the prediction for the Yakima over the next 120 days. The extended predictions shows a favorable transition through run-off into stabilization

 

 

YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA & OLYMPIC PENINSULA REPORT – 4/7/19

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YAKIMA

Fishing has been worthy when the river is in shape.  Currently the only viable water is above the Teanaway confluence.  Northwest river predictions shows the river going out over the net couple days.

 

Hatches include…  Skwala, Blue Wing Olives, March Browns

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

The river is at an incredibly low volume.    Most the fishing lately has been under tension…Either a swung fly or retrieved.   Recently been a bit slow.

 

 

OLYMPIC PENINSULA

The Olympic Peninsula just received an insurgence of much needed precipitation.  Some amazing fish have been hooked lately.  Tough to land some fo the giants.

Both the swing and nymph have proved worthy.

Line choices lately have varied from a Fall Favorite to a double density Skagit and T-14….Quite the range.  Fly choices from bright to dark and medium to LARGE in size.  I know that is not too specific, but it is the truth and sometimes it is just a matter of how it feels’….