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Yakima River Fishing Report

Posted by Joe Rotter on
Yakima River Fishing Report

Yakima River Conditions and Report

River Flow: 955 cfs

Trending: Slight Drop

Water Clarity: 3 feet plus

Hatches Upcoming and Current:


Cold and snowy. The river is ice free with the exception of a little shelf ice. Fishing is best in the afternoon, and plan for a short day. It's good fun to bundle up and fish for a couple of hours and enjoy the quiet. There are ZERO anglers on the river today. Temps are hovering at just over 30 degrees with a small snow shower.
Look ahead for days in the upper 30's with nighttime lows as warm as possible.

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 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 River Flow Prediction Chart at Umtanum

Yakima Water Temperatures

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  • Thomas Titus on

    Good morning,

    I’d like to see if it would be possible to set up a personalized fishing trip. I recently purchased a new flyfishing raft setup and I’d like to take a rowing lesson in it. Ideally I’d like to setup a guided trip for me and my best friend using my raft (if possible). Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back.


  • Joe Rotter on

    RE: Smolt Pushes – Great question! We feel your pain. There isn’t a very good line of communication from the operators on when they plan to push, but we do have a contact there that has given us a heads up a time or two. I’ll see if can get on a regular notification and share it here.

  • Joe Anderson on

    Is there any information regarding water releases for the “smolt pushes”. I would like to think that they could do these on a somewhat regular basis or give some sort of warning. As a weekend warrior with a 3+ hour drive (one way) it would be great to be able to predict when these increased flows will occur.

  • Aaron on

    All time March brown hatch in the canyon today!

  • Rafael Amilca Salado on

    Thanks Joe! I’ll be sure to stop by on in tomorrow unless Boston continues to get more delays & cancellations. : (

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