Yakima River Fishing Report

The river is slowly but surely starting to drop, and flows are predicted to be below 3500 cfs by early next week. This change in water level seems to have shifted the fish around a bit, and we have seen some of the best fishing of the month so far over the last 4 or 5 days. How long will it last? Tough to say, all we know is we will be on the water taking advantage of the conditions, and you should be too! Dries, nymphs, streamers; they're all catching fish in different sections at different times of day. Enjoy the summer fishing while it lasts, fall flows will be here before you know it.

Flies:

#10-12 Chubby Chernobyl (purple, pink, tan)

#10-12 Gypsy King (peacock, tan)

#10-12 PMX (royal, peacock, purple)

#8-12 Morrish Hopper (pink, tan)

#8-12 Dave's Hopper

#8-12 Pat's Stone (coffee/black, tan/brown)

#14 YB Hare's Ear

#14-16 Copper John (red, chartreuse, pink)

#14-16 Psycho Prince (red, purple)

#14-18 Lightning Bug (gold, purple)

#8 Sculpzilla (olive, white)

#6-8 Moto Minnow

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Yakima River Fishing Report

The fishing has been strong so far this week, with fish eating dries, dry-dropper, nymph rigs and streamers. Whatever you like to fish, there are fish willing to eat right now. Dry-fly fishing has been better early in the morning in the canyon over the past few days, with the evening bite being slightly less productive. Low floaters or smaller foam bugs are fishing well for those looking to target fish feeding on summer stones, and dropping a tungsten beadhead off the back of your dry should also up our odds. Nymphing or dry-dropper fishing midday has been good as well, just make sure to target the faster, oxygenated during the warmest part of the day.

Flies:

#12 Chubby Chernobyl (purple, tan)

#10-12 PMX (royal, purple, peacock)

#10-12 Crystal Humpy (purple, red)

#10 Beefcake Hopper

#8-12 Morrish Hopper (tan, pink)

#8-12 Pat's Stone

#14 YB Hare's Ear

#14-16 Copper John (red, chartreuse, pink)

#14-16 Psycho Prince (purple, red)

Yakima River Fishing Report

This week is starting out a little cooler, with highs in the mid 70's, wind and even some rain over the weekend! This is a welcome relief from 100+ day-in and day-out, making for better midday fishing conditions for our full day guided trips. The morning and evening dry-fly bite was a little slower over the weekend, which could be due to the front that moved through the valley. A combination of low-riding stonefly dries and caddis adults/emergers are still getting fish up, just be prepared to work harder for them. Nymphing a Pat's Stone or YB Hare's Ear will put fish in the net if the dry-fly bite is slow. Only a few more weeks of summer flows left until flip-flop, so get out and enjoy the last of summer fishing on the Yak!

Flies:

#10-12 PMX (royal, purple, peacock)

#8-12 Stimulator (tan, orange, yellow)

#10-12 Crystal Humpy (purple, red)

#8-12 Dave's Hopper

#8-12 Morrish Hopper (tan, pink)

#8-12 Pat's Stone (coffee/black, tan/brown)

#14 YB Hare's Ear

#14-16 Copper John (red, chartreuse, pink)

#14-16 Psycho Prince (purple, red)