Yakima River Fishing Report

The evening dry-fly fishing is still going strong, and that trend should continue throughout the month of July. Our guide staff has been fishing the lower canyon, nymphing #12-14 tungsten bugs like YB hare's ears and jigged PT's as well as brown/black Pat's Stones when the sun is high. Once the shade hits the water it's time for the big bugs, and a #10 tan or purple chubby trailed by a #14-16 cdc caddis emerger has been getting it done on top. If the fish refus the chubby, try a low-rider like a royal or peacock PMX in similar sizes. The evening bite and morning bite have both been good for the dry fly, right now it's best to be off the water when the day is warmest and the "rubber hatch is in full force.