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
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 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.
The entire river is fishing great after the big bump of water. Stones, worms, sculpins, and various streamers working well. Next couple weeks look very mild and should be some great fishing. Not too long and we will see some adult Skwalas flying around.
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:))
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…
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?
Bait fish and forage fish – Streamers
Pretty dang good fishing … Blue Wings are pretty much the ticket. Both on top and under the surface.
Hot bugs include
#16-20 Lightning Bugs, RS2, WD40, PT’s
#16-18 Royal Parachutes, Para Adams, Purple Haze, Iron Dun Soft Hackles
#18 – 20 Comparadun Sparkle Tails, Parachute Sparkle Tail, Dark Quill,
#4-8 Scilpzilla, Dali LLama
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.
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