Looking for a little help on Yak and Kamiah Area

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  1. flyfishmt

    flyfishmt Active Member

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    I am driving over June 27 - July 5 for a fly fishing rendezvous with a friend, which includes the first three days in Ellensburg camping on Yak and then 5 days in Kamiah, ID. I would greatly appreciate for a little local knowledge for what type of fishing might be going on this time of year and what spots to hit.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. Jim Speaker

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    Dan,
    in the summer the Yakima will be at high summer flows to support farm irrigation. By that late in June it should be a drift boat + hoppers to the banks game, and can be quite good.

    I don't know anything about the Clearwater.
     
  3. Ray

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    The South Fork of the Clearwater will be in great shape by then. Fish it roadside all of the way up to Elk City and beyond.
     
  4. Richard Olmstead

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    From Kamiah, it's not too far upstream to the Lochsa and the C&R water above Gateway campground; good for Westslope cutthroat fishing. Below the confluence with the Selway, it's a pretty big river that time of year.
    D
     
  5. fishnfuji

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    During the time you'll be around, a Hopper dropper setup is the go to choice. Big foam stone and hopper patterns should work well with your choice of sz 14-16 nymph. Nymphing alone will produce fish using a big stone and small nymph as well. Caddis (preferably emergers) along the banks during the evening. Don't forget the river tubers will be out in force during that time, plan your floats early morning and late afternoon.
     
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    Unless you want to fish the bikini hatch, ofc...
     
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    That is true, but the bikinis are not worth the uncontrolled flotillas of drunken idiots making their way down the river.
     
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