Yakima today

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by teedub, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. I just came from the East Cle Elum launch. Water is clear and down just a bit from earlier in the week. Water temp at the launch is 47 - 48. Just a few bugs - very few and I didn't see any surface feeding at all in fifteen minutes.

    The sun is out and the local temp is just under 60. Makes me want to go fishing!
     
  2. I also had a few min to look at the river but no time to fish. It looked really nice in the Thorpe section. It's just a shade off perfectly clear. There are lots of small bugs, but not active surface feeding.
     
  3. They're feeding in the seams....yesterday, I watched a line of fish 20 yards long along a rip wall feeding on midges and the odd BWO that floated through. Hatches were intense around 3 pm. The skwalas are doing their thing in the trees....

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  4. i have a guided trip tomorrow thanks for the report :)
     

  5. I saw a cow and a bull doing the same thing yesterday.
     
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  6. I stopped to fish last Friday in route to Miller Ranch.... only to find the parking areas I usually use now have the damn Discover Pass :mad:. My wife just sent in for a new one with her car registration fee. I had no idea Ringer changed from FAS sticker to DP.

    DEAR WA LEGISLATURE,
    WE ALL GET IT, YOU WANT MORE FRIGGING REVENUE TO PISS AWAY ON WHATEVER... BUT FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, PLEASE PICK ONE DAMN PASS AND BE DONE WITH IT...YOU GUY'S ARE A SERIOUS PAIN IN THE ASS!

    Oh, and I didn't catch a thing or see a single bug. The wind was cold and had some snow flurries passing through. After an a couple hours of spring practice, I quit, grabbed a McD large coffee and listened to Mark Levin on the rest of the drive.
     
  7. Montana cattle do it in the trees? Do many of them fall into the rivers when they are done, like the Skwalas do? If so, that could explain the size of some of those Montana brown trout! .......... :p
     
  8. Ringer is an either/or, I believe. It's a popular walking/hiking area as well as fishing access. Thus, they want both groups to pay their share for access.

     
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  9. just had an amazing evening on the lower canyon. march browns, BWO's, and skwalas everywhere and about 20 minutes before dark i found myself looking at a stretch maby 70 yards long with about 20 rising fish, most of which looked about 18-20 inches. fishing a size 18 BWO parachute with a size 18 BWO emerger behind it i missed one take and hooked and landed 2 bows around 20" a piece before it got to dark. best fish of the year thus far. there were two real hogs, and i mean friggen hogs, that kept rising just out of casting range.
     
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  10. Yesterday - Thursday - the fish were actively feeding on the surface all afternoon. Today it was much slower. I think it was the wind. It was light, but stronger than yesterday.
     
  11. Perfect! I just discovered a beautiful submerged boulder garden with a long slow seam running right down the middle. The rocks are several feet under water, and I wondering how to fish it. Dries would make it easy.
     
  12. As of last week Ringer was either/or with the usual signage. Park upstream 300 yards in a "dog walkers" lot, and you don't need any pass. (lets just keep this secret spot between you and I and not tell anyone else.:rolleyes:)
     
  13. One person in Canada and 200,000 people in the USA now know about that secret spot.:D
     
  14. That's where I did end up parking. Surprised they haven't come out with a "dog walkers" pass yet. Better hope none of them is on the forum...I probably just screwed us ;)

    Derek - I didn't see the old FAS parking pass required sign at Ringer...just the DP. When did that change?
     
  15. Ringer is hardly anyone's secret. Or did I forget to turn off the GPS coordinates on my camera? ;)

     

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