Yakima River Fishing Report

More of the same this week. Smoke. Heat. And some pretty awesome early fall fishing. Big dries and dry-dropper rigs are the way to go right now, with indicator nymphing and stripping (or swinging) streamers filling in the gaps. The river continues to slowly drop and every day more and more water becomes accessible to wade anglers. With the haze from nearby wildfires, the midday fishing has been as good as anything, so there is no need to be getting up early or staying out late. We are hoping to see some relief from the smoke soon, but for now we recommend those with breathing problems as well as younger children stay home and wait for the air quality to improve.