Yakima River Fishing Report

The Yakima is in great shape and it's looking like we are just about out of the woods as far as runoff goes. We still expect some fluctuation throughout the summer, but the majority of it should come from dam release rather than runoff from our freestone tributaries. Fishing has been good, with some days being better than others. The big dry-fly fishing has yet to really get going, but once we start seeing some warmer weather things should kick into high gear. For now, nymphing a Pat's and some kind of beadhead attractor like a prince or PT in #12-14 is the best way to catch fish. With the water warming, the trout are living in faster water, so using weighted flies and split-shot to get your offering in the zone is critical.