Yakima River Fishing Report: November 17th, 2017

Things are rolling pretty steady here on the Yakima. Light traffic, stable flows, and overall good fishing this week. As far as the fishing goes, not much has changed over the past seven days. Nymphing is still far and away the most productive tactic for putting fish in the net, with a Pat's in brown and orange trailed by some small BWO imitation like a WD-40, PT or Lightning Bug being the winning combo.Streamer anglers are finding love on Sculpzillas, Dali Llamas, Moto Minnows and a variety of other patterns. Most anglers have a few go-to patterns they fish in the fall, with multiple sizes and colors available to fit the fish's current mood. Lately olive or white or a combination of both have been productive for our guide staff. There are a few fish looking up for dries if you look really hard, and most of that action has been in the upper canyon, but the dry fly opportunities are getting fewer and farther between. The weather has stayed mild and looks like it will for at least the next week, so we hope to see you out and about on our beautiful river!