Yakima River, Washington
Yakima Photo Journal
see also Cle Elum River
The Yakima River slowly meanders its way from its headwaters near
Cle Elum towards Yakima well over 50 miles away. The stretch known
best to fly anglers is from Easton Dam to Roza Dam which in 1990
and 1991 was designated as a barbless, artificial and catch and
release wild trout fishery. This stretch of river flows slowly through
beautiful canyon sections and farmland continually reminding anglers
of the beauty of this sport we love. The Yakima is now open to fly-angling
all year and offers the best river dry fly and nymph fishing for
wild rainbows in the state for the majority of that time.
in February, the Skwala stonefly starts to make its way towards the
banks marking the start of the dry fly season. These stoneflies will
generally be around until sometime in April when caddis begin to
hatch. During this time, turning 30 fish a day on dry flies is seldom
a surprise. The caddis are around in one form or another on the
"Yak" until sometime in late October or early November.
Along with these more recognizable hatches are a host of others
including a strong baetis, several different drakes and PMD's through
the more willing and weather tolerant angler, midges
can be successfully fished throughout the winter. Streamers stripped
or swung slowly through deeper lies will also move large wild trout
up to 24 inches during the winter season.
short, there is good fishing nearly the entire year on the Yakima
with enough of a variance in hatches to make your experience educational
Additional photos from the Yakima
Menu options for full day trips -- Lunch
Clothing and equipment checklist -- Summer, Winter
day float trip for 1 or 2 anglers
day walk and wade trip for 1 or 2 anglers
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