Rory with a nice Yakima bow
The river continues to fish avg to good depending on the day…based on weather, clarity and flow. The river below Wilson creek in the Lower Canyon is a little rough.
Clarity is as follows
Upper Proper 4 Feet
Upper Flatlands 5 Feet
Upper Canyon 4-3 Feet
Farmlands 3-2 Feet
Lower Canyon >2 feet
Has been fishing great. The river is currently blown out as are most in the state. Based on the Northwest River Forecast she should come back in shap quick as shown in the graph below.
Current Snotel Stats for WA. Looking good for the 2021 season.
The Yakima River… The Skwala Hatch’s is not too far off. The Yuba river in Northern California has already seen some great Stonefly action. They are one of the first rivers on the West Coast to see the Skwala Stonefly. Typically we will see them on the Yakima toward the end of February.
Yakima’s current predominant food sources…
1) Skwala Stoneflies
2) Blue swing nymphs
3) Midge larvae
5) Caddis larvae
For Yakima Reservations
Some bright ones around and some once in a lifetime fish as well:))) Currently in a high precipitation pattern. The next couple days the rivers will be blown….Should be back on track soon.
All fishing by rule needs to be done by foot.
Best line recently… Standard Skagit
Best Sink Tip…..10 Feet of T-14
Best fly Colors….. Pink and Orange Black and Blue
WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME WITH YOURS:)))
Probably one of the best times of year for congregated fish. If you find one, most likely there are quite a few fish near by.
Don’t want to sound like a broken record but the food sources are very simple at this time of year
Predominant food sources…..
-White fish spawn
Tough conditions out there so far but there are some fish around. There are some new rules and regulations for this season. No fishing from a floating device. Single barbless hook and no bait.
Nice wild doe swung up the other day:))
UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER
Always ‘playing the water’ up on this one. Current levels are quite a bit higher than normal. Fishing has been worthy. Never a numbers game here. Swing tactics with different heads based on depth and flow.