Yakima River

Yakima River

by Kaufman Streamborn
(800) 442-4359

A couple, few weeks of BWO's remain for those who don't mind fishing #20's (fish #22's if you dare…) to actively feeding fish.  Most days will reveal surface feeding to some degree, though on some days the fish may stay decidedly "on the nymphs".  Between noon and 4pm, be on the lookout for these tiny mayflies and rising fish.  Short of "noses showing", present the nymphal stage with confidence, perhaps doubling up with a bead-head point, and non-bead head dropper.  If fish seem to be tending to feed high in the column, just not in the film, hang the non-bead head off a parachute Adams, or an orange stimi (the Octobers are waning, but the adults should still be recognized through the next week).  As November moseys into mid-month, look for the start time of the hatch to move past 2pm to even 3pm (the time by which water warms to hatch-temp).  

Before long, we'll be hoping for rare, good midge hatches to satisfy the dry-fly hunger.  Otherwise, it'll be attractor nymphs and streamer time.  Winter is on the way.

More Reports

Kaufman Streamborn Reports
for Friday, November 2nd, 2007
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Fish Report 11-02-07
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Fish Report 11-02-07
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fish Report 11-02-07
Olympic Penninsula Rivers: Olympic Penninsula Rivers Fish Report 11-02-07
Puget Sound: Puget Sound Fish Report 11-02-07
Skagit River: Skagit River Fish Report 11-02-07
Skykomish & Snoqualmie Rivers: Skykomish & Snoqualmie Rivers Fish Report 11-02-07
Stillaguamish River: Stillaguamish River Fish Report 11-02-07

Kaufman Streamborn Reports
for Friday, October 19th, 2007
Eastern Seep Lakes: Eastern Seep Lakes Fish Report 10-19-07
Yakima River: Yakima River Fish Report 10-19-07
Westside Lakes: Westside Lakes Fish Report 10-19-07
Rocky Ford: Rocky Ford Fish Report 10-19-07