Good to great. 10-4pm has been very reliable
Predominant bugs include;
#18 BWO 1-6 PM
#16 Tan Caddis 10 AM – 1PM
#20-22 Midges All day
#8-10 October Caddis 4-6:30 PM
|Fall colors on the Yakima – Jeremy photo|
|Top dry fly recently|
Never hesitate to fish the soft hackle swing for the Blue Wings. Pretty much a lost art. Swinging for steelhead is done everyday but for some reason swinging for trout is less popular; especially during a hatch.
Nymphs under indicators
Wet flies on the swing
Overall pressure has lightened recently. Both the nymph and the swing have been productive. Clarity is at 3-3.5 feet depending on time and zone.
Joe was 2 for 3 yesterday! Fly of choice for Joe was a Cerise and Black Super Muddler with 10 feet of T-11. We have seen fish on dry lines and light tips recently as well. The challenge with the SKATER is for them to actually stick, when they eat it! 2 days ago we had a fish show on a big waker and it was almost a tidal wave in the fish’s effort to encounter the bug. Never felt or saw him/her again. CRAZY.
Salmon are close to be in the full on spawn mode and the Coho are starting to trickle in.
|Joe with a sweet hen – CJ photo|