The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout
The clarity is poor currently with not much of a cycle happening. With the temps in the mid 90’s this week, conditions are not favorable.
Currently in the 4th quarter of the hatch season. Bright blue skies and heat is pushing the activity more and more towards the end of the day…
Flows are ranging between 3500 and 4500 below the Cle Elum river confluence. The early season hatches are dwindling and currently there are not a lot of bugs…Transition time.
There are still some Yellow May Flies, Caddis and Yellow Sally’s.
On hot days, especially the weekends…..There is the Hypalon hatch – Raft Hatch – accompanied by a variety of spirits and the like. LOL
Highlights around the corner include Summer Stoneflies and Hoppers. Should be a good Stonefly season and will kick of somewhere late July.