Today, and every day, we thank all the brave men and women who have served our country. If not for you, we would not be able to live in freedom, with public land where we can fish, hunt, and roam as we please. Thank you!
It has been a cold, wet, snowy week on the Yakima, but the fishing has hung in there, with some days producing a few really big fish, while others have been good for overall numbers. Pretty typical for late season fishing in this part of the world. Nymphers have still been loving the Pat's/beadhead combo, and that trend should continue through the winter. Flies dropped below the stone should be small (#16-20) and imitating either BWO nymphs or midge pupa. Brassies, WD-40s and small PTs are all solid choices. Streamer anglers have been having success on the strip and the swing, with Dali Llamas, Sculpzillas and good ol' Buggers in olive, black and white have all been taking fish. There is not a whole lot going on as far as dry-fly fishing goes, most days, but, there are a handful of fish looking up for small bugs if you look hard enough, especially on cloudy days. It looks like we will see some warmer (slightly) weather this weekend, along with some sunshine. Hope to see you on the water!