June 4th, 2018 – Yakima River Fishing Report

Fishing has really started to pick up! We're starting to see a lot of caddis, and a few more golden stones popping up around the upper section of the Yak. For the most part nymphing and streamers have been the most consistent, but caddis have been effective throughout the lower canyon. You could fish with a hopper dropper rig with a chubby on top and a pheasant tail below if you start to notice lots of bug action.

We've been finding most of our fish on ledges and flats rather than in the deep slow holes. Look for riffley water 2-4 feet deep and cover it with a pat's stone with a smaller beadhead nymph below it. 

The smaller tributaries oft he Yak are also open! The lower Teanaway has some bigger rainbows around and it easy walk and wade access. The upper stretches of both the Teanaway  and the Cle Elum are fishing great with smaller attractor dries as well, but mostly only catching 6-10 inch cutthroat that are a lot of fun with 2, 3, and 4 weight rods.

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