The fishing has been good on the river. Water temps have dropped because of cold water releases out of the Cle Elum reservoir. Clarity is a bit less then the last report but still fish worthy throughout.
UPPER PROPER – 4 FEET
UPPER FLATLANDS – 5 FEET
UPPER CANYON – 4 FEET
FARMLANDS – 4 TO 2 FEET
LOWER CANYON – 1.5 FEET
INSECTS AND FOOD SOURCES
Salmon Fly Nymphs
FLIES DE JOUR
#14 PT Jig head CDC
#4-6 Pats Stone – Orange and Black
#14 Hares Ear Soft Hackle
#8 Dali Llama
# 4-8 Sparkle Minnow
#10-12 San Juan
#16 PMD trigger nymph
#12 Black Carpenter ant
#14 Egg laying Caddis
#8 Golden Stone
#14 Purple haze
#14-16 Quigley PMD
#14-16 Yellow Humpy
This one has been fishing good. Mostly subsurface with some intermittent dry fly and soft hackle activity.
Water levels are typical for this time of year and the clarity is at 5 feet. Going to be a big water season as we can still see snow at the 4K mark in the Kootenay mountains. Water temps dropped here the other day due to cold water releases as well.
Is in good shape…not many steelies yet.
Some good Smallmouth and Carp fishing lately…No complaints!
CARP – Most of our Carp fishing has been sub surface….Clam patterns. Some dry fly opportunities have offered themselves, but for the most part it has been subsurface so far.
Tip of the day – Remember if you feel them take, you are to late.
SMALLIES – Getting some good top water in on some of our favorite places.
The lower Yakima will most likely be out of shape starting tomorrow .