Yakima River Fishing Report

The river below the Teanaway is still high and off-color, but on a hard drop. We will hopefully see fishable water in the upper canyon and farmlands by early this week, with the canyon coming into shape a few days later.

Fishing in the upper river has been hit and miss. Most days you can find a few fish, with a shot at some larger-than-average specimens, but the wind this weekend made getting clean drifts tough. Stonefly nymphs, San Juans and CDC PTs have been our guidestaffs go-tos up high over the past few days. There have been good numbers of March Browns coming off in the early afternoon hours, but the bright sun and high wind have not been conducive to good dry-fly fishing, so sticking with fishing sub-surface will be your best bet for putting fish in the net. We did see a few early Salmonfly adults on the water yesterday, and while we don't expect the big dry-fly bite to happen just yet, we are not too far away from seeing those big bugs, along with Golden Stones and Mother's Day Caddis geting some fish to look up.

Keep an eye on flows this week, as well as on our facebook feed where we will be posting reports on clarity throughout the week.

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