Yakima River Fishing Report – April 19, 2023

Although it’s been a bit cold out here, we’ve still been having some great fishing! Along with this cold weather comes less snowmelt, so you may have noticed a big drop in water levels the last few days. This will offer some great wade fishing opportunities, but take advantage of this lower water while it’s here!

We’ve been finding fish all morning on nymphs, and then we move to find pods of rising fish in the afternoons. There are still skwalas hanging around, but the March brown and blue winged olives have been coming off pretty thick around 1:30. Look for foam lines, tailouts and inside corners for rising fish, and throw stonefly nymphs and pheasant tails when they aren’t coming up to the surface.

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