Reports

Welcome to the Emerald Water Anglers fly angling reports page.  As a guide service, lodge owner, booking agent and fly shop, we want to provide as honest and current fishing reports as possible for you so your upcoming day on the water with us or without can be planned as well as possible for maximum enjoyment.

We cover more water as an outfitter and guide service than anyone in Washington or Colorado and as fly fishing booking agent have chosen very carefully whom we have partnered with regionally as well as around the world.  In order to achieve the above, we have asked some of these friends to help in shaping this reports page.  You will find with our new format this page will never be stale, reports and other information will be accurate, honest and if nothing else the imagery will be as succulent as possible for those stuck behind the desk wishing to be there now.

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      April 28th, 2015  Puget Sound, WA

      More and more bait fish are showing up every day, and the cutts are still actively feeding.  Look for cloudy days with bigger tide swings (closer to the new or full moon) to be the most productive times.  There are quite a few smaller cutts around, so don’t be afraid to bring a lighter rod to pursue them!  Glass minnows, Sound Searchers, and lightly weighted clouser-type flies have proven most productive.

      Photo Dave McCoy

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      April 23rd, 2015 Yakima River, Washington

      Hooked up on the sunny Yakima River! Our guides have been seeing some good days on the Yakima as of late. With this year’s low snowpack, the river is in great shape and will likely stay this way for the remainder of the spring. The past couple of weeks we have seen consistent hatches (even some Salmon Flies!) and the fabled Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch should be just around the corner. Let us know if we can help show you Washington’s blue ribbon trout river! www.emeraldwateranglers.com

      photo Reid Curry

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      April 13, 2015  Puget Sound, WA

      Hank the dog looks down at a nice SRC from a South Sound Beach.  Fish are still actively feeding on quite a few beaches in the area, but if they aren’t eating what you are throwing try dropping down a few sizes in your fly selection.  Smaller flies have had better results over the last few weeks, although several of the standard patterns have produced fish as well.  Greater numbers of bait fish of various types should start showing up relatively soon as well.  

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      April 7th, 2015  Yakima River, Washington

      It is official, confusion has become clear and it is now acting like spring.  Sun with showers and sunny again but cool.  This is prime hatch weather on the Yakima and they will vary from top to bottom considerably due to the elevation so pay attention to size and color of the mayflies coming off, replicate the best you can and most importantly, get out and fish.  No matter how much you know or how good you are, you will not catch any fish sitting on your couch…it has been attempted before!

      photo Dave McCoy

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      April 3, 2015  Yakima River, Washington

      This has been one of the craziest weather years in memory for us in the PNW.  Virtually no snow, summer like conditions for the early winter and now finally realizing a spring…but that might be too late.  Water flows have been all over the board and the Yak has been much higher than normal for this time of year throwing hatches off and making you work even harder for your fish.  That said, they are all there, ready to be hooked so let us know if we can help you find success there this spring.  www.emeraldwateranglers.com

      photo Dave McCoy

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      March 22, 2015  Olympic Peninsula, Washington

      Well the rain has finally arrived and the steelhead have acted accordingly.  Ollie Snelling does right by this big beaut of a wild buck by keeping him in the water for a quick shot before sending him back to continue his journey.  It has been an interesting year around here for steelhead.  Looking forward to the Grande Ronde this fall.  If interested, let us know soon.

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      March 11, 2015 Puget Sound, WA

      IT IS TIME!  Chum fry are in, around and being inhaled by the local natives.  Give us a call and book trips now, the calendar is already looking full for the coming few months.  Otherwise, come in and and we can help you find some success out there on your own.  Happy to do it.

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      June (we mean March) 7, 2015  Puget Sound, Washington

      The weather so for this “winter” has been…well, very mild.  Getting from one beach to the next is not always easy.  Chum fry have officially arrived in parts of the Sound and as Mother Nature intended, the SRC’s are paying very close attention to them.  Ball of bait being crashed like a Nat Geo show happen at your rod tip.  Surface flies or smaller baitfish subsurface are working great.  The only way to know for sure it to get out there.  Any questions please do not hesitate to call, email or stop in the store, we are happy to help find success out there.

      photo Dave McCoy

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      February 26, 2015  Cedar Lodge, New Zealand

      Sometimes you just simply get lucky.  Walking along a high bank this monster suddenly appeared parallel to us in about a foot of water.  We froze, gently undid a fly from a rod and gave a very still cast up ahead of him about 15 feet or so.  First cast he gulped it down and we got to watch it all happen…simply awesome.

      photo Dave McCoy

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      February 18, 2015  Southern Oregon

      Well, here we are mid February and this is about what we are up to around here…fly fishing as though it were early summer, not good.  Makes for great fishing now but we are going to pay for it come mid July or sooner in some parts.  And BTW, who said you can’t enjoy a malted beverage while fly fishing anyway? 

      photo Dave McCoy

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