Yakima River Fishing Report

Caddis, caddis and more caddis! The Mother's Day caddis hatch has popped with the recent warm weather, so if you like fishing dry flies (who doesn't?), now is the time to be on the water. Nymphing #12-14 tungsten hare's ears, bloody marys and cdc prince nymphs or #6-8 Pat's rubberlegs shallow under an indicator is the way to go pre-hatch, but once the bugs get going and the shade hits the water, a 3 or 4 weight rigged with a high-floating elk hair in #12-14 trailed by a slightly smaller #14-16 cdc emerger provides a deadly 1-2 punch for fish looking up for caddis. It's dry-fly time in central Washington so get out here, we are foreasted to get some warm weather this next week, so dirty water may be in our future. The time is now!