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
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…
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.