Quick Yakima Report - when the flows are low just go!

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  1. Patrick Gould

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    The river is low and dropping so wading is easy right now. I fished for about two hours this morning and managed six to the net plus a handful that were kind enough to release themselves. All healthy adult rainbows 11-14". Two were on a size 12 stonefly dry and four were caught subsurface on a gold ribbed hares ear size 16. I forgot to bring cranefly patterns, and of course there are lots of those big bugs in the air. Hoppers are still out too, so If you want to fish dries just about anything will work right now.
     
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    nice mornin!
     
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    Thank you for the details Patrick. Would you say the whole river is good right now or is there a spacific stretch like easton area, or the canyon? I think I may hit that river this weekend. Break in my new 4wt.
     
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    Daniel, I'm not sure how the river at large is fishing, because I didn't have to go more than 5 min from home to get to a favorite hole. If I was coming over from the westside I would be tempted to start fishing at the Ensign launch or Cle Elum and work down from there. The water's pretty warm so fish the oxygenated spots.
     
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    Thank you Patrick I will surely do that.
     
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