Yakima River Fishing Report

The Powers-That-Be have been dumping water out of Lake Cle Elum, in an effort to help sockeye salmon smolt out-migrate from the lake to the river to, eventually, the ocean. This most recent push of water hasn't dirtied the river up too bad, although the fishing has been a little tough over the last 24 hours or so. It looks like the river may continue to rise throughout the week, with warm air temperatures creating runoff from snowmelt in some of our tributary sreams, as well as increased release from the dams. Our advice for the time being is to lay low and keep a sharp eye on the graphs. When the river starts dropping, the fishing should pick back up again.