Yakima Current Hatches?

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#1
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.
 

Luke77

I hope she likes whitefish
#4
Go with smaller dries this time of year to give them a different bug than they've seen for the last 2 months solid.
 
#6
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.
 

Jerry Daschofsky

Moderator
Staff member
#7
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.
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.
 

Chad Lewis

NEVER wonder what to do with your free time
#9
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.
 
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Evan Virnoche

Guest
#13
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
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.
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
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.