Yakima River Fishing Report

It's hard to believe we are getting into late October now, but the fishing has continued to be consistent. Colder overnight temps mean that there is no need to get on the water super early, and the best bite has been from about noon until 4 or 5pm. Nymphing a stonefly nymph trailed by a WD-40, copper john or flashback PT in #16-18 has been good early on, and in the afternoons, blind-casting a BWO and/or Mahogany dries has been consistent, even in the bright sun. Streamer fishing is becoming a reliable option with some of the cooler fall weather we've been having, and anglers are picking fish up on both the swing and the strip retrieve. Smaller (#6-8) sculpin patterns in olive, brown or black are getting it done, and trailing an October Caddis pupa off the back of your streamer may get you a few extra grabs. The Yak is in prime shape and should stay that way through early November at least, so come enjoy some fall fishing on Washington State's best trout stream!

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