The River Held its Color
March 30, 2015
I have to admit, I was surprised this morning to see that the Yakima Canyon is actually in very good shape and even more surprised that it fished as well as it did yesterday. Humbling. Apparently after all that low clear water the fish were getting thirsty for more water. Our guide Charlie was able to pull it off using a dry dropper set up all day yesterday. It certainly helps when you know exactly where they are livin'. He said to say that he was using an egg sucking leech. I laughed.
I won't even pretend that I could have predicted good fishing, Saturday was tough, Sunday was decent, and it is looking good today. I'm always learning and often surprised by my home water. The Canyon is in good condition this morning so if you are heading this way rest easy.
My advice would be with the slightly elevated flows to go slow, find water that you know there to be fish, and slowly pick it apart. If you want to put a couple of fattys in the net get a couple of Power Worms
Boaters should consider pulling over, finding soft inside seamlines, and wading. Yes wading. Get out of your boat, get your money's worth out of those fancy Simms waders, and fish on foot. This really helps when rivers are high and cold which is what we have now. Use an adjustable indicator system so that you can quickly correct for depth without messing around.