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The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout Since 1988
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YAKIMA AND UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT – FEB 27, 2020

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YAKIMA

Like a broken record…. Fishing  is GREAT right now.  We are seeing a few adult Skwalas currently.  Fishing an adult pattern in likely water is WORTHY.

TIP of the day – Never overlook the slow froggy water to fish the adult Skwala. More about the Skwala

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Currently the river is on the drop and in great condition with 8 feet of visibility. Utilizing a variety of sinking lines in various lengths and densities based on depth and flow has been a worthy angle.  ‘Bobbercation’ aka ‘Nymphing’ has been worhty as well.

Bugs of Choice
#4-6 Sculpzilla
#4 Sex Dungeon
#4-8 Catch all
#6-10 Pats Ston
#12-18 Nymphs – Prince, Lightning Bug, Rock Worms

March 20 – May 20    Take advantage of our early season rates.  See some great country, experience some good fishing with no one around.

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – Feb 13

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The Yakima is in GREAT shape and fishing just as well.  Plain and simple the only thing we have been using is a stonefly and a worm combo under an indicator….with a bit of streamer fishing mixed in.

You may want to here something more profound and see some crazy video that is EPIC… But, I dont have one. On the water 365 since 1988.

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT Jan 27, 2020

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The river has been fishing GREAT. Stop by the shop to check out the remodel and awesome selection of flies:)))

Learn more why this time of year is thumbs up

www.theeveninghatch.com/the-invisible-imaginary-skwala

 

Skwala nymph eating Rainbow
Skwala Stonefly Selection

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YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – JAN 2, 2020

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Water clarity at Ringer road this morning -10AM was 2 feet of visibility and clearing fast as well as dropping. Should be good to great
‘Turd and Worm’ – AKA  Stonefly and San Juan Worm  fishing  with some streamer action mixed in.
Fly image selection below in photo gallery.    We are 60 days away from Adult Skwala stonefly action.  Skwala nymphing  is right now:)
Pats Stone nymphs  #8-12 in Olive, Brown and Black, Brown
20 Incher #8-12
San Juan Worms #8-12 in Red, Red and Pink, Pink
Streamers #4-10 Sculpzilla, Dali LLama, Sheila, Sparkle Minnows
Midge Pupa #18
Caddis larva # 14-16
Attractor Nymphs #14-16
Swing by the shop – Regular hours 8-4PM   – GREAT selection of bugs:))

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT 12/9/19

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SHADOW  – THE HAPPIEST DOG EVER

That was an amazing Blue Wing Olive season from the headwaters to Roza.  Pretty much over now with a sputter here and there. Prior and during the Craneflies were PDG as well. Overall a great season on the Yakima.

Here is the size of it now….

White Fish Spawn  #6-8MM Dirty Yellow

Skwala Stone Fly Nymphs #10-12 Pats Stone in Olive, Black and Olive, Black and Brown

Midge Larvae #18-22 Brassies, WD’s

Bait Fish patterns #4-10  Sparkle minnows, Wolly Buggers, Sculpzilla, Sheila Sculpin,  Bow River Buggers…

 

YAKIMA REPORT – 11/16/19

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The fishing and catching on the Yakima this fall was reminisce of the good ol’ days. The Blue Wing Olives were PDG.  The bulk of the hatch is waning.  There is still some activity but it has pretty much run its course.

What’s on the menu for the trout now?

Whitefish spawn
Stoneflies
Bait fish and forage fish – Streamers
Midges

Yakima river trout
Fritz and a Yakima river trout

 

Yakima river trout
Joe and a sweet Yakima Bow

YAKIMA & KLICKITAT REPORT 10/20/2019

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Chaz and Rich
Chaz and Rich

Pretty dang good fishing   …  Blue Wings are pretty much the ticket.  Both on top and under the surface.

Hot bugs include

Nymphs
#16-20 Lightning Bugs, RS2, WD40, PT’s

Dry Flies
#16-18 Royal Parachutes, Para Adams, Purple Haze, Iron Dun Soft Hackles
#18 – 20 Comparadun Sparkle Tails,  Parachute Sparkle Tail, Dark Quill,

Streamers
#4-8 Scilpzilla, Dali LLama

 

KLICKITAT…

Continues to produce based on numbers. While we aren’t catching a lot of fish, we have generally been rewarded daily +/- few times by some memorable fish:))

Swing tactics have been everything from in the surface to deep.   The near surface activity is most likely to slow down as temperatures cool.

A few Coho starting to show in the system.

Kaia with a nice Klickitat steelhead
Kaia with a nice Klickitat steelhead