June 11th – Fishing Report and Online Shop Update!!!

Online Shop!

It’s finally here! Although every product isn’t currently available online, they will be eventually, with flies coming up next! Please let us know if you have any questions or issues with the website/online shop, we want to make sure it’s as easy to use as possible! We really value that information! Click HERE to check it out!

The shop also has a curbside pickup option, just give us some time after you send in your order to fill it out, and as soon as you receive the email saying that it’s been completed, then it will be ready to be picked up! We’ve currently been keeping the shop open from 9-5 Mon-Sat, and 9-1 on Sundays.

Check out our clearance section as well, we have some great products available to help you save some cash!

We also just received a large order of Airlock Strike Indicators! It’s been a long time coming, but we currently have 1″, 3/4″ and 1/2″ in stock in pink, orange and white, and they’re new foam design is lighter to cast, and much more sensitive to fish.

Again, please email or call us with any questions or concerns regarding the website, or even just the fishing. Thank you all for your support during these crazy times!

Fishing Report

With the weather staying somewhat cool, it’s looking like the farmers have held off ordering a ton of water for the time being. The river did spike a little bit, but overall it still hasn’t gotten too high to wade, at least as of today, and the fishing has been great. We do expect the river to start bumping up with the warm weather coming in the next week or two. We’ve also been getting some great reports from people fishing for bass in the local Ellensburg ponds, as well as the small creeks like the Teanaway have all been great options outside of the Yakima.

Yakima River

For fishing the Yakima, nymphing has remained the most productive but we’ve been able to find fish on dries and streamers fairly consistently. For nymphs, a stone with a pheasant tail, hare’s ear, prince, or small yellow sallie nymph has been the most consistent. Even putting a streamer under the indicator has been pretty deadly!

For streamers, something flashy and white has been the most consistent, but anything sculpinish has also been getting it done. We’ve been liking “the-one” sculpin, sculpzilla’s and white/natural zonkers.

As for dries, we’ve been starting to see some good PMD action, as well as some golden stones and yellow sallies. We’ve been fishing chubbies in sizes 8-14 in just about any color, but the larger size 10 and 8’s with a dropper has been pretty effective.

Lakes

The usual dumb stocked trout are always an option to kill a day. The best reports we’ve gotten outside of fishing chironomids or damsel nymphs under an indicator, has been trolling or stripping around your basic black, olive or brown woolly buggers in the evenings.

Besides the trout, the bass have been hungry as well and have been a great option in the evening. It’s hard to beat watching a bass chase down a popper, and we have a variety of bass flies at the shop!

Small Creeks

As for the small creeks in the area such as the Teanaway and Upper Cle Elum, fishing has been great, as they usually do this time of year. It’s mostly smaller fish with the “large” 12-14 incher on occasion. Most of these little trout are very willing to eat a skated caddis or royal wulff off the surface, but soft hackles and small nymphs will also get it done. We loving fishing these creeks with small, light action rods such as this Echo Glass, Echo River Glass, or this Echo Base in a 2-4 weight will do just fine.

As usual, give us a call if you want to book a trip, or have any questions about the the fishing or online store! 

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