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YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – 7/7/19

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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.

YAKIMA, KLICKITAT AND UPPER COLUMBIA – 6/25/19

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Major delay on reporting. Good fishing on all three rivers……

A little slow on the Klickitat as the numbers aren’t so great.  Considering the lower counts, catching has been good

The Yakima’s main trout food consists of PMD’s, Caddis, Salmon Smolt, Summer Stone nymphs. Catching has been decent to good depending on the day.  All stretches have fished reasonable over the past week.

The Upper Columbia has fished consistent as well.  Baetis, PMD’s, Drakes, Caddis.  We have seen more fishing pressure than we usually do.

 

YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA, KLICKITAT REPORT – JUNE 10, 2019

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YAKIMA

The Yakima has been coming up 200 cfs a day for about a week now. Up to about 3000. Fishing still good. Lots of PMDs , still some March Browns around in the Upp. Golden Stones are waning now. Pmds, Baetis, and drakes hatching in the lower canyon.  Decent nymphIng and streamer action too.

Clarity is good
Level is lower then avarage

KLICKITAT

Clarity is currently good  – 3-4 feet
Numbers of Steelhead over the dam -Below average

There are a few fish around…. See the classic photo below

Wild fish on the run

 

UPPER COLUMBIA

Nice trout on the little two hander

Fishing and catching has slowed quite a bit over the past 4 days….Was rocking before.

Bugs include – Baetis, Dark Quills, PMD’s, Caddis

Level is low for this time of year

Clarity is  6 feet

Angler hook up

Well proportioned

YAKIMA RIVER UPDATE -June 1

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Very low flows out of the reservoir….not sure why?

However, combining the dirty flows of all the creeks below the reservoirs with the abnormally low water flows out of the reservoir makes for less clarity overall

Upper Proper – 5 feet

Upper Proper – 6 feet

Upper Canyon – 4 feet

Farmlands – 4-2 feet

Lower Canyon 1.5 feet

 

There are definitely sufficient insect hatches which include;

Drakes – especially in the Upper river

Golden Stones

Caddis

PMD’s

Yellow Sallies

 

 

YAKIMA, UPPER COLUMBIA AND SMALL MOUTH FISHING – 5/27/19

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Bit of a gap from the last report….too much water time.

YAKIMA RIVER

Clarity is pretty much the same as the last report.

Guide report – Keith Wersland on Friday:))    Fishing  is good ringer down on big dries and droppers and bobber fishing.  Afternoon in the canyon spotty. Hooked nice fish on the dropper from 4-5. Caddis and pmds. Saw a couple Golden’s. Terrible wind today but there are bugs. Cloudy and dries, sun and nymphs.

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UPPER COLUMBIA

Pretty Darn Good fishing here as well. Caddis, Beatis . Nymphing, Dry Flies, Swinging Softy’s:))

 

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SMALLMOUTH

Recently our focus has been all topwater…fun, fun, fun. It does matter how you move that bugs on the surface….Make some noise

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 17, 2019

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PRETTY DANG GOOD FISHING recently with the cloud cover.  Our guidestaff fished dries all day to targets in the canyon. Lots of Caddis, PMD’s….Lots of bugs!  Lots of little guys and a few 15-17’s.

We have lost some clarity in the Lower Canyon due to all the rain.   It appears the forecasted rain showers over the net week will be significantly less than the last couple of days

PALE MORNING DUN #15-16
Parachute Sparkle Tails
Yellow Humpy
Comparaduns / Sparkle Duns
CDC PTs
PMD Trigger nymph

MOTHERS DAY CADDIS – American Grannom – #12 to 14
Hot Butt  Caddis  – Egg Layers
ESP’s
YB’s
Bloom’s Parachute Caddis
Green Rock Worms

SALMON FLIES #4-6
Pat’s Stones in Orange and Black and Black
Chubby’s

MARCH BROWNS #12-14
Parachute March Brown
Thorax March Brown
Hares Ear Soft Hackle
CDC Pheasant Tail

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – 5/12/19

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Well appropriately the Mother’s Day Caddis went full bloom this weekend. Seems like at least a birdie wouldn’t you say:))

BUGS and appropriate patterns

Salmon Flies #4-6
Pat’s Stones in Orange and Black and Black
Chubby’s

March Browns #12-14
Parachute March Brown
Thorax March Brown
Hares Ear Soft Hackle
CDC Pheasant Tail

Mother’s Day Caddis – American Grannom – #12 to 14
Hot Butt  Caddis  – Egg Layers
ESP’s
YB’s
Bloom’s Parachute Caddis
Green Rock Worms

Flying Ants

 

 

 

 

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 5

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Here is the river flow forecast for the next week. The river will definitely be going up based on the warming trend. Should be able to fish right through it especially in the Upper River.

What is on the Menu?
Salmon Flies
March Browns
Mothers Day Caddis
Salmon Smolt

Hot bugs include
#12 Para March Brown
#10-12 Hares Ear Soft hackle
# 4-8 Clousers
# 4-6 Stonefly Nymphs
# 14 Green Rock worm

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT – MAY 1

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YAKIMA REPORT

While every day is different, recently the Yakima has been fishing GOOD and the river is in great shape. Dry fly fishing is ZONE specific on the March Browns – 1-2PM is prime time. Not all zones are going to have pods of fish up on the bugs. Nymphing and Streamers have also been good. Some of the bigger fish lately have been taken on Smolt patterns.

Hot bugs include
#12 Para March Brown
#10-12 Hares Ear Soft hackle
# 4-8 Clousers
# 4-6 Stonefly Nymphs
# 14 Green Rock worm

We are just days away from the Mother Day Caddis Activity shortly to be followed up by Salmon Flies and PMD’s