To view current water temps use the links in the right column. Water temps in the Lower Canyon are on the edge of a ‘no go’. Water temp on the Yakima at Cle Elum in the AM is 56.5. The water out of the Cle Elum reservoir is bottom fed and cold. The water above the Cle Elum river confluence on the Yakima referred to by us as the ‘Upper Proper’ comes from Lake Easton which is top fed and currently tooo warm to fish.
Fishing has been fantastic with the dry and on the swing. This cooling trend may help the entire river. As of today, the safest zone for the fish is between the Cle Elum confluence and Ellensburg.
Best bugs lately – #8-10 Tan Chubby, #12 Pink Panty Dropper, #12 Morrish Hopper