What a great time to be an angler in our neck of the woods! We have been running trips on both the Yakima and Rocky Ford this week, and the fishing has been great across the board!
On the Yak, nymphing stones and worm patterns has been the ticket, with more and more fish being hooked on the stone; a good sign that the Skwala activity is picking up. Streamer fishing was not as good for us as earlier in the winter, but there are still some fish to be had on swung or slow-stripped sculpin patterns. Just remmeber whether you are nymphing or streamer fishing, focus on the slower water that is slower than walking speed, with at least 3-4 feet of depth.
Rocky Ford has also been a great late-winter option (isn't it always?), with fish coming to the net utilizing a variety of tactics. Scuds, San juans and egg patterns fished under a small yarn indicator have been deadly, and if you are more interested in a tigt line grab, stripping buggers has been productive as well. There's been some sporadic hatch activity with both midges and BWOs bringing select fish up to the surface.