Yakima River Fishing Report

After a bump in flows over the weekend, the Yakima is back in shape and fishing well. In fact, the flows are the lowest we've seen since April, and it looks like we will have stable flows through the week. There are lots of bugs on the menu, and the hatches will be different in different sectons of river. In the lower canyon we have been seeing a (fairly) consistent evening caddis hatch, with some opportunity to catch fish on golden stone dries throughout the day. The farmlands has been a good bet for afternoon PMD fishing on cloudy days, and the nymphing has been fairly consistent on Pat's and beadhead droppers like princes, PT's and hare's ears in #12-14. Upriver we have heard rumors of some green drakes starting to show themselves, so keep an eye out for those big bugs and make sure to carry some larger (#10-12) parachute drakes and cripples, as well as some big, bulky hare's ears or twenty inchers to imitate the drake nymphs.