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Good morning friends. The Skwalla Stonefly season is about to blow up. Are you prepared for fly fishing this spring? If not, click the link above and read all about early spring fishing on the Yakima River in Central Washington.
The month of October has half way disappeared and we are now in the peak of the Autumn fly fishing season in Central Washington. The colors of fall are legendary in the this river valley as the orange, red, yellow and green's blend together and create a spectacular array to stimulate the visionary senses. It's almost overwhelming when you turn your head in any direction and the bright, eye candy colors of foliage, bombard your senses from every angle. It has to be the finest time of the year to be outdoors. With that now said, October also
has to be thee month to fly fish the Yakima River. As the water
temperatures cool, every fish in the river shifts their metabolism into
overdrive and feeds without reservation. Unlike many of us, they are keenly
aware that in just a short while, the water temperatures will cool
dramatically and the aquatic food source that has been abundant most of
the season, will once again be a scarce commodity until spring.
If you are planning on fishing the Yakima River in Central Washington this spring, the link below to the ten day river flow forecast on the Worley Bugger Fly Co. website will be very useful for you in planning your trip.
You will find this useful as flows will fluctuate this spring with snow pack run-off. Call the Proshop In Ellensburg if you have any questions. Steve Worley-Owner-Head Guide Worley-Bugger Fly Co. 1713 South Canyon Road Ellensburg, WA 98926 509-962-2033 www.worleybuggerflyco.com
Bass On The Fly Is Still Strong! I was fortunate enough to spend the day back in the Columbia River Desert this week and found the Smallmouth fishing is still going strong on the "Big River". It's not surprising after the strong snow pack conditions that occurred in Washington, Idaho and Montana this winter. The spring months of April, May & June are typically the prime time months for fly fishing for Smallmouth in the desert unit. However, the early spring run-off of snow pack that flowed the majority of these months throughout the big river has created ideal water conditions late into the month of August. Even after a long stint of high heat and desert fires that burned along the river line, Smallmouth bass fishing is still going strong. Typically by now, the weed mass has taken over much of the shallow edges and pools of the river, however at this time water conditions are excellent for fly fishing. I would expect these same conditions throughout the month of Sep…