Yakima River Fly Fishing Report

The fishing has been off and on this week, with some days being much better than others. In short, pretty typical early season fishing. We have seen fish caught on nymphs, streamers and dries this week, and although our guides are not putting huge numbers of fish in the net, we have seen some incredibly large fish coming to hand over the past several days. The two MVPs of this week have been the pink San Juan worm for fishing subsurface, whether trailed off the back of a rubberlegs stonefly nymph or a large foam dry in a dry-dropper rig, and the Bitteroot Skwala, which has been turning a few fish looking for adult Skwalas on the surface. The river is still high, so look for fish in the soft water with 3-5 feet of depth and remember that you may not catch a lot of fish right now, but you have a great shot at one of your biggest fish of the season, so stay diligent and fish hard all day!