March 13th, 2019 – Yakima River Fishing Report

This little cold snap for the weekend will probably slow down fishing. Fish can still be caught, but they’re going to be laying in slow moving water and not wanting to move much. By early next week we should see fishing bounce back, along with some surface action in the mix!

That being said, skwala’s should start popping off in larger numbers on the upper river when the temps come back to normal! We have a wide variety of dries that you can throw to imitate them with our favorite being the Bullet Head and Pete’s CDC  Lo-Pro Skwala in sizes 8-12. Although the fish love these two bugs on the surface, they aren’t the best for holding up a dropper. If you want to fish a dry dropper, we recommend just throwing a size 10 peacock chubby, with a size 16 pheasant tail dropper.

The nymphing game has also remained solid (outside of this cold snap). Stone’s have been the most effective with the olive/brown in size 12 being our best overall, but the tans, blacks, and browns have been fishing great at well in size 12-8. Worms have still been the best dropper with the solid pink San Juan being the best overall, but we’ve been finding fish on brassies and small pheasant tails as well.

We haven’t had any crazy streamer action lately, but it’s slowly been picking up. The white sculpzilla has been the most consistent, but we’ve also been finding them on olive woolly buggers and carey specials.

Spring dates are filling up fast! If you want to get your shot at some big fish, give us a call and we’ll get you out there!

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