River Flow: 3,770 cfs
Water Clarity: 3' - June green color.
Hatches Upcoming and Current:
Fishing has been good. Normal is still good! Lately however the subsurface bite has been nuts, better in the morning. Excellent nymph fishing in any current break. Stoneflies and beadhead nymphs are the ticket here, doesn't seem to matter which beadhead nymph, but Duracells and Roza's Violet tags have been hot.
The river is in a very wadable condition, so long as you are willing to walk the shore dry and fish at your feet. Stay up on the shore, fish tight the bank.
There are a few Golden Stones around and Summer Stones are on the move too. We used a RIO Sili Leg Stone today with good success, then switched up to a single TNT PMD Nymph in the afternoon. Good fishing, simple single nymph rig under a Yarn indicator. Light and tight. Nothing fancy.
Conditions are good. Evening fishing has been picking up on big dries and the early morning fishing has been picking up on big dries as well. Time to go fishing!
The tributaries are all dropping into shape for the most part. Some of them remain very cold, which is good for the fish, but tough on the fisherman. Hard to wet wade for long as the 'ol toes get pretty cold, but still a fun alternative.
Vehicle Shuttle Service
We move cars, not bodies. Just choose your float, leave us a key and we will valet your rig from launch point to take-out.
River Flow Links
- Yakima River Basin and Reservoir Storage Diagram
- Teanaway River at Forks Near Cle Elum (this is the tributary stream that affects the Yakima the most during spring runoff)
- Yakima River Flows Near Horlick, WA (this is about 10 miles above Ellensburg, Swauk Creek area)
- Yakima River Flows at Cle Elum, WA
- Yakima River Flows Near Easton, WA
- Cle Elum River Coming OUT of Lake Cle Elum
- Naches River Flows
- Tieton River Flows
Yakima River Flow Prediction Chart
While the chart is only a "prediction", it is based on historical data, weather forecasts, current weather, current snow-pack etc. You can use this to get a rough idea of how the river is going to react to predicted rainfall, run-off, etc.
Yakima Water Temperatures