Yakima River Fly Fishing Report

The lower river is big, but not terribly off color, and the upper river below the Teanaway looks fishable as of this afternoon. Above the Teanaway clarity is even better, and although the water is big, the fishing has been decent. Remember that in the upper river, there are not as many fish per mile, so "good" fishing up high in the sytem is not always the ssame as good fishing down low. That being said, there are some fish to be had for those wanting to get out over the weekend. With clouds and rain in the forecast, make sure to pack along some March Brown and Blue-Wing dries and emergers. For those times before and after the mayflies come off, nymphing a Pat's in brown or olive with a worm or #12 PT trailed off the back will be your best bet. Also remember that there are fish actively spawning this time of year, so watch out for redds (clean patches of gravel) and give any fish on their beds a wide berth.