Yakima River Fishing Report

The smoke is gone! Well, not all the way, there is still a ing of haze surrounding the valley, but we have been seeing blue sky and cooler temps over the last few days which has been a nice change of pace from the last several weeks. The dry-fly fishing, which was good midday with the heavy smoke last week, has slowed down a bit, although there have been some fish looking up once the sun leaves the water in the evening hours. Dry-dropper or nymphing has been the best bet fishing midday, and we are starting to see the fish keying in on the smaller fall bugs in #16-18. Hopefully we will start to see some cooler weather towards the end of September, which will move the fish out of the faster water and into the deep buckets and troughs. There is a lot to look forward to over the coming weeks, we hope to see you out on the water this fall!


#8-12 Chubby Chernobyl (red, purple, orange, royal)

#8-10 Morrish October Caddis

#8-10 Flexi Girdle Bug (Peacock)

#6-8 Foam Crane

#14 YB Hare's Ear

#8-12 Pat's Stone (orange, tan, coffee/black)

#16-18 Lightning Bug (purple, pearl)

#16-18 Copper John (red, pink, black)

#16-18 Psycho Prince (red, purple)

#16-18 WD-40 (olive, black)