Yakima River Fishing Report – March 5th, 2021

If you haven’t heard, the skwala’s are here and fishing has been awesome! Fish have been eating the dries from the lower canyon all the way up through Cle Elum starting when things warm up around noon. With skwala’s and blue winged olives moving around as well, the nymphing has been amazing. Big fish have been very willing to eat stones, worms and other jig patterns.

We’ve been finding that nymphing the inside corners and riffles in the morning, and then throwing dries in the same type of water in the afternoon has been the most effective, although you’ll find big fish eating the dries in the tailouts as well. Don’t worry too much about throwing small tippet and getting deep, we’ve been fishing 2-4 feet beneath an airlock indicator with 2 and 3X tippet. Fish have been looking up, so if you’re touching bottom you’re to deep.


1.) TJ Hooker – Tan, Black, Coffee/Black – Size 8-12

2.) Double Beaded Stone – Peacock – Size 8-12

3.) Pat’s Stone – Brown, Tan/Brown, Olive/Brown, Black, Coffee/Black – Size 6 – 12

4.) Extended Body Golden – Size 8-10

5.) Jigged 20-incher – Size 10-12

6.) Boitano’s Worm – Size 8

7.) Squirmy Worm – Size 8-10

8.) White bead San Juan – Pink, Red – Size 8

1.) Jigged CDC Pheasant Tail – Size 12-18

2.) Frenchie Bomb – Size 16-18

3.) Roza Red Tag – Size 14-16

4.) Thread Quill CB – Size 14-16

5.) Duracell – Size 12-16

6.) Spanish Bullet – Size 14-18

1.) Catch Skwala – Size 8-12

2.) Chubby Chernobyl – Peacock, Royal – Size 10-14

3.) Fat Freddy Skwala – Size 10-12

4.) Amy’s Ant – Olive – Size 8-10

5.) Pete’s Lo-Pro Skwala – Size 10-12

6.) Bullet Head Skwala – Size 8-12

7.) Britten Jay’s Skwala – Size 8-10

Shop Update

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As usual, call the shop with any questions or to book a trip! The calendar has been filling up fast for these prime dates, so now is the time to get your spot!

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