February 28th, 2020 – Yakima River Fishing Report

Although the weekend is looking slightly colder than the last 2 days it's still going to be plenty warm enough for fishing stay great. We haven't seen any skwala's on the surface yet, but we have seen a ton of stones under the rocks, as well as a lot of march brown nymphs. We'll let you guys know as soon as we see some bugs popping off and with how nice the weather has been we're expecting to see them pretty soon.

Nymphing is of course still the most productive way to go. Skwala stone nymphs are really a very tan nymph (pictured below), so for us the tan/brown stone in size 10 and 8 has been the most effective. For a dropper, try worms, pheasant tails (Size 10-14), chartreuse copper johns (size 14-18), and even a smaller size 12 stone in coffee/black, brown or tan/brown. Look for riffles, tailouts, seams and structure and rely on a long drift over adding more weight to your setup.

For streamers, we just stocked up on some sculpzillas and woolly buggers which have been fishing pretty well. We like white, or flashier streamers in the spring, but sculpiny olives, browns and blacks will work as well. Fish them with a polyleader or even under an indicator.

If you have any other questions feel free to give us a call!

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