GREAT FISHING THIS PAST MONTH… and just continues. The entire river is low…
# 16 Mahogany Duns
#10 Crane Flies
#8-10 October Caddis
#16 Tan Caddis
#14-18 Purple Haze
#8-10 Crane Fly
#16-18 PT’s, CDC PT , Lightning Bug, RS2’s,
#4-8 Sculpzilla, Dali LLama, Sheila Sculpin, Sparkle Minnows
#8-12 Chubby, Parachute Madam X, Stimulator in Orange, Purple
Fishing has been good right through the ‘Flip Flop’ We have low and clear water. The entire river is fishing. Some parts of the river are very low and slightly challenging with the drift boat….The easiest solution on those spots is simply to get out and walk the boat through.
#16 Mahogany Duns
#16 Tan Caddis
The river is as low as I have ever seen it at this time of year. Bugs include, October Caddis, #16 Red Quills, # 16 Tan Caddis, #16 Fall Cahill
Swing, dry and nymph tactics have all worked:))
Finally the Klickitat is seeing a steady cycle and fishing is reasonable considering the counts over Bonneville. The entire river has fish in it – Both Steelhead and Chinook. Last year we saw minimal fish up river at this time. On the contrary, we have fish dispersed throughout the system this year.
The Yakima River is on it’s nearly dropped… The flip flop. Fishing has been good to great depending on the day. There has been some great dry fly fishing With terrestrials and crane flies. Streamers and nymphs have also been very productive. The entire river has been fishing.
Plain and simple this one has been tough so far. The river has not been in shape enough to fish much and currently it is Willy Wonka gone wild.
Fish counts are light and variable Over Bonneville dam. However, Klickitat usually gets a pretty good percentage of fish in comparison to other upper Columbia tributaries!
Looking forward to stable water conditions coming our way.
The fishing on the UC has been sporadic but reasonable. Swing tactics have probably been the best technique.
October Caddis are starting to show. Tough hopper season so far.
Fishing and catching has been average to good depending on the day. We have seen some nice fish throughout the system. Dry flies, nymphs and streamers have all produced
Summer Stones #4-6
Yellow Sallies #14-16
PED’s # 16
Controlled twitches with the summer Stonefly or Hopper can be enticing for the trout.
Water temps have been a bit marginal in the afternoon, especially down low in the system. Handle with care.
Tip of the day – The Upper Canyon from State boat launch to the Diversion Dam is almost like another river, especially at this time of year. Small terrestrials can be key…..For example – #16 Green Leaf Hoppers #16 Red and Black Ants #14-16 Black Beetles Don’t be afraid to drown the pattern as well.
Nice trout for Westy
Recently there has been minimal cycle due to the big heat and the river has been Willie Wonka like. However, the weather pattern looks favorable over the net week for a way better cycle. Although the numbers are not great, there are definitely fish….. In fact reasonable:))
Good nymphing in the Lower Canyon for numbers but not much size. Fishing in the upper river has seen some good dry fly fishing.
PMDS, YELLOW SALLY’S, CADDIS & TERESTRIALS are on the menu:))
Summer Stone nymphs with a trailer is certainly a good combo for fishing under the bobber. Summer Stoneflies will soon be prevalent.