Yakima Current Hatches?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Thomas Williams, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Can someone give me some insight on whats hatching and fishing well right now? Im gonna hit the vise for my saturday trip. I know hoppers but as far as nymphs go whats in the river. Also dries. Thanks.
  2. Evan Virnoche Outerspeyz Fly-style

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    Caddis for sure
  3. Evan Virnoche Outerspeyz Fly-style

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    you can never go wrong with stone flies either
  4. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Go with smaller dries this time of year to give them a different bug than they've seen for the last 2 months solid.
  5. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    You heading up this Saturday? River is gonna be SLAMMED.
  6. Dave Alberts Member

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    Thomas... Like Jerry said, this is not the best weekend to hit the Yak. This is the Project Healing Waters weekend that will add 50-60 lines plus who knows how many extras. That coupled with very low water and high water temps (close to 70 degrees) make it a good weekend to stay home and tie flies... another couple of weeks should see a sugnificant reduction in temps which will be much easier on the fish.

    If you decide to go anyway, big ugly dries, i.e. chernoble style, and the standard Pats Stone nymphs would be a good place to start.

    Good luck.
  7. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Add to that, I heard Rivers of Recovery are having an outing as well, along with another local E'burg club. So yeah, it'll be a BUSY weekend on the Yak.
  8. Evan Virnoche Outerspeyz Fly-style

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    bailey beetle
  9. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    If the upcoming Yakima canyon apocalypse hasn't scared you off yet…..the Worley Bugger dude says crane fly dries are pretty good right now.
  10. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Nooooooo!!!!! Dammit. Do they stick to the canyon section? Maybe ill fish lower?
  11. Evan Virnoche Outerspeyz Fly-style

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    go upper canyon
  12. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    How far up im not familiar above ringer
  13. Evan Virnoche Outerspeyz Fly-style

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    teanway river ramp to thorp bridge 10.2 miles

    any of the cle elums to to teanway

    bull frog to to teanawy or cle elums
  14. Matt Roelofs Member

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    Luckily the warm water seems to have disappeared with the cooler weather - the river barely hit 60 degrees at Umtanum yesterday and the forecast for the weekend is cool(ish) with some clouds. The crowds, on the other hand, are a sure thing. Then again, it's busy most weekends and you gotta fish when you can.

    In terms of bugs, I'll second the caddis and stone recommendations. When I was out last week there were also some small blue winged olives coming off -- the naturals were really small, but a parachute adams even as big as 14 or even 12 still caught fish.
  15. Steve Slater Member

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    I fished last week at Cle Elum and we did well with beads (the salmon are in) stone flies and crane flies. The crane flies were particularly productive.
  16. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    How
    How far is bullfrog to teanaway? Seems pretty long. Also I dont see the pullout at teanaway.
  17. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Also is there a launch to just float the entire cle elum river?
  18. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    What the hell... a week ago the forum was in a raging debate over fishing the Yakima due to water temperature (complete with members threatening to quit the forum). Now, two large group outings are descending on the river...I'm beginning to think this was staged and some of us just got punked. ;)
  19. Rick Todd Active Member

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    I just returned from the Yak and participated in Reel Recovery (teaching cancer victims how to fly fish, but primarily just bonding with these guys and helping get their minds on things other than their health problems-one of the most inspiring and life changing things I have ever done!) It was based at Red's and is over as of Thursday afternoon. River temps did indeed drop a lot and the fish were active. There are still October Caddis around (think big and orange) and some summer stones. I observed trout feeding on baetis and PMD's and caught my biggest fish (on Tuesday before Reel Recovery as the "buddies" don't fish with the participants, just coach them) on an 18# parachute adams. Went 19" in the Measure Net! Rick
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  20. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Fished the upper yak from bullfrog to cle elum and it was tough fishing. Super low and clear. A few chinook meandering. Kinda put the fish in the tails so egg patterns did the best. Stones worked too. And of course the beast if the day spit out my olive sculpin with a yellow head and slit throat so nothing exciting to the net.