June 13th, 2018 – Yakima River Fishing Report

Fishing has really picked up! It's that time of year where we're throwing mostly big dry flies with a small dropper. Golden, purple, red, or royal chubby chernobyls have been the most effective. For droppers, pheasant tails, hairs ears, prince nymphs, and soft hackles have all been fishing great.

The upper river (above the confluence of the Cle Elum) has been mostly a nymphing game. There are still some reports of fishing hitting big dries, but if you're going to fish a dry then a size 14 pmd, purple haze, or parachute adams is your best bet. Feel free to still try and throw a chubby with a dropper, there's always fish looking for big bugs to float over. If you're going to nymph, fish a stonefly with some sort of  smaller (#14 and below) beadhead below it. Sometimes something small and purple and/or flashy can work great this time of year.

Streamer fishing has also been pretty consistent. Sparkle minnows, sculpzilla's, muddlers, and woolly buggers will all fish great. Just make sure you're using a sink tip to get them down. On the upper river, some of the bigger streamer eaters are pushed up in the logs, so be prepared to lose a couple flies.

If you have any questions, or jsut want to give us a report of your own, feel free to give us a call!

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