Yakima River Fly Fishing Report

With the warm weather we have had over the past few days, the river has taken a bump, and everything froom Ellensburg downstream is a light shade of brown. Can you catch fish in this diryt water? You can, if you are willing to get down and dirty with darker stonefly patterns and San Juans fished under an indicator. For cleaner water, head upstream and fish the upper canyon off of Hwy. 10. Accessible put-ins are few and far between, but there is plenty of wade access for those willing to do some walking. As the air temps conitinue to rise, the upper river will become more accessible to both wade and boat anglers, which will provide some fishing opportunity when the snow melts and the lower river gets dirty.