…The Yakima will be all over the board until stabilization- Somewhere mid June. There is going to be some great fishing from now till then. There is also going to be some tough fishing.
Current bugs include – Skwalas, March Browns, Blue Wings
Upcoming bugs include – Caddis, Salmon Flies, PMD’s, Golden Stones
Although we have some hatches occurring, The dry fly fishing remains less than “the old days” …Nymphing continues to be the producer. Believe it or not, The San Jaun Worm in various sizes, color has been the MVP.
…Our season is close to the end. Although the water was not very predictable, ‘ hardly ever is’, Overall fishing was reasonable. We have utilized both swing and nymph tactics to target the winter fish.
Nymph choices include – The bead, Yarn, and Pink Worms
Swing bugs include – The AI, Intruders, Grabflies, Bucket Bouncers
UPPER COLUMBIA TROUT
…The early season low water window of opportunity has come and gone. April is typically the lowest lake level, and the flows at the border are low as well. However, this season we have a significant larger flow at the border. The lake level is typical. Fishing recently has been average at best when it comes to numbers. Recent tactics include …swinging the fly!