Unfortunately, the Yakima is out of shape again due to the hard rain we had overnight. The forecast is calling for a hard drop back into shape, hopefully by Sunday or Monday. We will keep you posted as conditions change. If you really want to get out and do some fishing think about heading east to Rocky Ford, or some of the basin lakes.
Good news, the Yakima is on a hard drop and should be fishable today! The river forecast for the next 10 days is looking great, and if it holds true the dry-fly fishing could be lights-out, especially since the fish will be looking to put on the feed bags after this last push of water. This spring is going to be touch and go with the amount of snowpack we had this winter, so you might have to be flexible and call in sick to work to get out and hit the river when conditions are good. The good news is that with the reservoirs filling quickly, and lots of snow yet to melt, we will have great fishing come this summer and fall with plenty of clean, cold water for the fish.
The river has been on the drop and is currently fishable from top to bottom. The canyon section is still moving fairly quickly at just around 4K CFS, but the river forecast is showing it to keep dropping hard through the end of the week. Best technique has been nymphing an olive Pat's Stone and a pink San Juan Worm in 3-4 feet uder an indicator in the soft corners and weak banks. we have also been seeing fish feeding on top in the afternoon, eating BWO's and Skwala adults. The forecast is calling for some possible rain later in the week, which might bump the flows again but we will keep you posted as conditions change.