Powerhour Fishing Report// Yakima River
April 19, 2019
Hey everybody, I'm here at Reds Fly Shop at about 6:00 April 19. The river is currently at about 3600 CFS and climbing quickly. At the moment it is still fishable but a good pulse of water is expected. A handful of people out on the water came in and gave me a decent fishing report considering the conditions
Here are the details of Joe's float. The flies and over-all report is combined from alll I've heard today and yesterday.
Location: Mile Marker 20 to Red's
Anglers: Joe R, JJ & Jim
Time: 11:00 to 4:00pm
Catch Resuls: JJ & Jim collectively caught about 10 fish to the boat; ~5 on dries
Flies: #10 Solitude Bullet (Skwala)
Tungsten Bead Psycho Mayflies - Perfect fly for mayfly season, tungsten bead is a great advantage when flows are increasing.
Pat's stone fly (Olive/Brown) #8/10- the go to stonefly nymph in April.. great through the spring months when nothing else is getting the job done
Estimated Hunger Level: 5 out of 10, the fishing was a little tougher but definetely not bad. Had to work for the fish on dries, and picked some up on nymphs in between good dry fly water.
Featured Tackle: 5 Weight, 9 foot Loomis Asquith with the Lamson Speedster! great rod and reel combo for double dries, drie droppers, as well as the ability to pick-up and turn over nymph set-ups or a streamer with sink tip when necessary. An awesome all around outfit.
Headwater precipitation is the casue of our spike of water. Both Wilson Creek and the Teanaway are bringing fair amount of color into the system so there will be limited visibility in the canyon the next couple of days. Cover areas that you are familiar with and focus on the fishy, medium paced water. Hard work pays off this time of year. Tight lines folks!