Yakima River Fishing Report

Sorry for the lapse in reports, we've been spending a lot of time on the water, and not a whole lot of time in front of the screen lately...that should tell you something about how the fishing has been. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will say that the fishing has been pretty awesome lately, with some great dry-fly activity early and late. While there are some fish up eating big dries in the morning hours, our guides are having more consistent success in the evening. Caddis as well as short-wing stoneflies have the fish looking up most nights, and either an elk hair trailed by a cdc emerger, or a chubby in purple or tan trailed by an elk hair are putting fish in the net.

Although we will have plenty of dry-fly opportunities throughout the summer, early in July offers you a shot at fish that have not been pounded on night after night. Not that these fish are dumb or pushovers by any means, just a little more "opportunistic" than they will be come mid-August. Long story short, there is no bad time to go fishing, and the next few weeks are looking particularily appealing. See you out here.