April 16th, 2019 – Yakima River Fishing Report

The Yakima is in incredible shape right now and fishing very well! We’re finally seeing fish podded up and slurping March Browns on the surface, as well as fish still eating Skwala’s and BWO’s. Stop by the shop and check out our selection of March Brown dries so you can get on the river!

Nymphing has still been the most productive, with fish eating a lot more bugs over the worms. Pat’s Stones and TJ Hookers have been our best patterns, with fish eating them in Black, Tan/Brown, Brown, and Black/Brown. Anywhere from a size 12 to a 6 has been very productive.

We’ve also been doing well with larger pheasant tails to imitate the March Brown nymphs. Sizes 14 and 12 in the CDC Pheasant Tail Jig have been the best bug to get the job done lately.

Now is also a great time to swing some soft hackles through tailouts and riffles! A light sink tip or poly leader to help get you down a little bit will help your chances. A Pheasant Tail and Partridge is your best bet to imitate a March Brown, but a Carey Special is also an effective fly this time of year.

We’re Hiring!  If you are interested or know of anyone interested in working in a fly shop and rowing some rafts this Summer, send your resume to info@troutwaterfly.com!

As usual, feel free to give the shop a call if you have any questions!

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