Yakima River Fishing Report

More and more stoneflies showing themselves this week, and the fishing in low-light hours (morning and evening) is getting good. Smaller, slimmer flies have been putting more fish in the net when throwing big bugs, so smaller chubbies, PMX and para-stones in #8-10 should all get some looks. As ar as color goes, our summer stones are naturally tan, but flies in purple, red, royal and yellow have all been productive. There are still a lot of caddis hanging around in the evenings and early morning hours, and an elk hair trailed by a cdc emerger can get those fish who pass up on the big bug in favor of the smaller, more plentiful caddis. There are a lot of tubers out in the afternoons on warm days, so try to fish early or late to avoid the crowds.