Yakima River New Year's Fishing Report

Happy New Year fishy friends! We are excited to see what 2018 has in store for us here in Central Washington, fishing and otherwise. As a guide service, our resolution for the new year is to be better stewards of the rivers we fish, as well as fly-fishing in general. This is something we have always strived to to do, but continuing to improve upon ourselves as guides and anglers is not something we shy away from. We are looking forward to seeing all of our regular guests, as well as some new faces on the water this year. Here's to a great 2018 fishing season!

On a fishing note, the Yak has started to drop after a slight bump over the weekend. With all the rain and melting snow, we were expecting some dirty water, but the river never really "went out", and clarity remained pretty darn good, which was a nice surprise. Fishing should be good this week with slightly milder air temps and not much precipitation in the forecast.The usual winter fare should produce. Nymphers, think Pat's in brown or black trailed by a San Juan, egg pattern or Brassie in red or black. Streamers either stripped from the boat or swung from the bank are a good way to hunt for the larger specimens this time of year. Dali Llamas, and Sculpzillas are two of our favorite streamer patterns this time of year, in either olive, black or tan/natural. It may be the dead of winter, but there is some great fishing to be had on Washington's only blue-ribbon trout stream this time of year!

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