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YAKIMA - KLICKITAT - UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT - 9/24/16

YAKIMA RIVER is in great shape.  Techniques have included the bathroom sink;  Everything from fishing dry fly crane flies to nymphing egg patterns.  Water temps are ranging between 54 and 60 degrees depending where you are and at what time on the system.

Predominant bugs are....
->Caddis #16 tan
->Fall Cahills #14 cream
->October Caddis #8-10
->Salmon Spawn
Guests on the water


KLICKITAT RIVER saw a recent insurgence of needed water to bring some fish in;  The catching has improved overall.  Fishing pressure is high seeing that the State/Feds have pretty much everything closed otherwise.

In addition to the Steelies, There are some Fall Chinook in the river. as seen below in the image and vid.  Techniques have ranged from skaters to beads and everything in between.   The upcoming week is traditionally a great Skating week.

Jack and Jason with a Klick King


UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER

Good fishing but definitely fickle.   Predominant bugs include...
October Caddis  # 8-10
Midges #22
Fall Grey Caddis #12

Techniques include dry flies and nymphs.
Just hanging out

Cj and Frank with a sweet UC Bow





YAKIMA / KLICKITAT / UPPER COLUMBIA REPORT 9/15/16

Major delay in reports....time flies.  This is a nuts a bolts report on the three watersheds. Typically my approach, anyways.

Yakima - Pretty good fishing.   Lots of fish lately, 10-15 inches with some bigger ones mixed in.  Cranelfies, October Caddis,   Little Tan Caddis, Cahills... Coming Soon, The Salmon Spawn

Classic Yakima Bow


Klickitat - Beautiful days, Tough fishing overall.   Don't let anyone tell you different.  Tactics used lately have included Skaters to beads. 5-6 feet of visibility.  Multiple techniques have produced....just not multiple times.  Tip of the day; Utilize the best technique for the water at hand.....

Kate and a Klickitat Steelhead


Upper Columbia - Avg  to Good fishing.  October Caddis, Hoppers, Fall May.  12 feet of visibility

Jim with a sweet UC Rainbow

KLICKITAT RIVER REPORT / THE STEELHEAD RANCH - 9/4/16

Reasonable to good fishing on both the bobber and swung fly considering the ho-hum numbers over Bonneville.  Water clarity is thumbs up with an average of about 4 ft.  Fishing pressure on the river is high.


UPPER COLUMBIA / BLACK BEAR LODGE - 9/4/16

A mix of techniques have been used to dupe the trout... Everything from the dry fly to the swung fly.  
Best flies recently
#8 Catch All
#10 Daves Hopper
#16 Olive Hares Ear

Best fish....well, he got away!



YAKIMA RIVER REPORT - 9/4/16

Hope all are enjoying the holiday!  The Yakima is en fuego....End of story.

YAKIMA RIVER REPORT - SEPT 1, 2016

This report is brought to you by the Evening Hatch - No frills, just an honest report from EH senior guide, Keith Wersland ....24 years as a guide on the Yakima - That makes him the Grandpa of the river:)

GOOD FISHING with dry flies and droppers.  Clouds today and manana and on into next week with cooler temps.... Fishing should continue to be spot on.

CURRENT INSECTS
Summer Stones
Cahills
Craneflies
Hydrospyche Caddis

BEST PATTERNS  RECENTLY
Dropper nymphs - #14-16 Halo Prince, Mini Catch All, Two Bit Hooker
Big Dry - #8-10 Double Wing Chubby
Small Dry - #14 Light Cahill
THE BARRY FAMILY



KLICKITAT RIVER REPORT - 8/27/16

In just a few words - Incredibly hard fish to land - Not a bad problem to have - As listed in the last report; multiple tactics have been used to fool the steelhead lately.

Drew with a sweet buck