Yakima River Fishing Report

The calendar reads October and the fishing and weather definitely reflects the changing of the seasons. We have had some great fishing throughout September, and that should continue through October. Nymphing early in the day with a Pat's/beadhead combo has been effective, switching it up to a dry fly or dry-dropper in the afternoon and evening. There's stil a lot of bug life on the Yakima, and on any given day you can find fish eating October Caddis, Stoneflies, Craneflies and Blue-Wings. The water is low and wade fishing is a great option for those anglers without a boat. For those of you who can float, focus on shorter drifts, working the deeper buckets and troughs over thoroughly. The fish are stacked up this time of year, so where you find one, you'll probably find more.

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