Fly fishing near Ellensburg KOA

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  1. 2allamerican

    2allamerican New Member

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    Hey guys, I am planning on spending a few days next week at the KOA with some friends in E-burg. At the same time, I hope to do a little work on the river. Never fished the Yak or anywhere near Ellensburg. Any tips, ideas. Also, we don't have to stay at the KOA if there are better places to stay and fish. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Fishing from the KOA area is good. or the Lower Canyon.
    If you are wading there are lots of good options in the entire area.
    Call Red's Flyshop 509-929-1802 and they will provide you with the most current info, Shuttles, River side Wall tent rentals.
    Or go to redsflyshop.com to view the interactive map, Hatch charts, Fishing reports,

    Red's the only Fly shop on the River..

    Bill Dodd.
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  3. Porter

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    No big secret here. There's a nice little 2 mile stretch that can be walked and waded (when flows are not to high) right off E-berg. Take the old canyon hiway (Yakima) and to the right before you hit the river there is a park (actually two) I don't remember the name of the first and the second use to be called The Pond, or peoples' pond. There is a path that runs adjacent to the river and connects the two parks plus extends further west... the trail also serves (or at least it use to) for the CWU X-Country team. I have only fished this stretch in the fall and mainly with streamers so you might want to check on what's hot at your time. Nice size RB's in the area and lots of nice fishing water through this stretch.
     
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    Call Jason at the Evening Hatch #509-962-5959

    He has all the bugs and information you will need.
    They can also provide shuttles and river reports and is alot closer to
    the KOA. His website information is www.theeveninghatch.com.
    If you are looking for a guide service the Evening Hatch is the one to go with hands down. :ray1:

    Good luck and have fun !! :thumb:
     
  5. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Jason is very reliable and also has a great shop and products.
    And Jack has a good guide service.


    Bill Dodd.
     
  6. Bill Aubrey

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    You are lucky fishing the Yak around Ellensberg. There are 3 quality full sevrice shops right there--Reds, The Evening Hatch and the Worley Bugger. Any or all can hook you up w/info and flies. I usually hit all 3.

    Good luck. The Skwalas should be starting and take some slamm BWO's.
     
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    Not knowing your situation ...if you have a drift boat or pontoon call Yakima River Fly Shop in Cle Elum...they provide a shuttle service :thumb:
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I heard a little rumor that the KOA CG is up for sale and a certain fly shop in Ellensberg has the inside track on this. It's funny how you hear things in Montana that pertain to Washington.
     
  9. golfman65

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    We were up last spring. Most of the guys were camping at the koa (which is a pretty decent spot for it) I got there in the early afternoon and was waiting for them to get back as they were all out drifting...
    I just waded out in front of the campground and nymphed a stonefly with a pt dropper...Had a blast and was into fish pretty regularly...
    The guys all got back and had one or two fish days on the upper..and here I am standing there howling like a fool catching bows and whitefish..
    Sometimes it's good to not know what your doing...:cool:
     
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    Perfect. Thanks guys!
     
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    Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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    I have alway caught fish in front of the KOA. There always seems to be something there. You say you did not know what you were doing, I would rather be lucky than good any day.
     
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    Luke Ramirez Still DoubleUgly

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    Couple years ago walked up from the KOA during a march brown hatch. One of my fondest memories!
     
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    Was looking at some river information and didn't see anything about there being a catch and release policy. Not planning on taking any, but couldn't find anything in the books. Thanks for everything guys!
     
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    Barbless hooks, catch and release.
     
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    ... from Easton Reservoir to Roza Dam.
     

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