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Fishing around Yakima, Washington ?
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tonyo6302 30-Aug-17
Whitey 30-Aug-17
tonyo6302 30-Aug-17
Mike B 30-Aug-17
slade 30-Aug-17
gflight 30-Aug-17
tonyo6302 01-Sep-17
tonyo6302 11-Sep-17
Whitey 11-Sep-17
Joey Ward 11-Sep-17
From: tonyo6302
30-Aug-17
I am headed to Yakima for a two week work trip real soon. I will have one weekend there, and would probably have time to drown some worms.

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I was wondering if anyone on the CF has any experience or knowledge of fishing in the area, types of bait, tackle, and any other information.

I would consider hiring a guide for one day.

Appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks,

Tony

From: Whitey
30-Aug-17
The Yakima river is a world class trout fishery. The are many guides that work the river. You will float in a drift boat or raft and fly fish for Rainbows. The Columbia river is a 30 minute drive as well and there is a great fall Salmon fishery for kings to To 4Olbs in the Hanford reach . The last free flowing stretch of the big river. You can also fly fish the Naches river . It low and clear right now and the trout are small but it has lots of access from the road. You can drive a hour from Yakima up the Naches river and end up at Mt Rainier. There are also lots of small lakes and ponds near Yakima that you fish from shore. Yakima can be pretty low rent and most of the places you will fish your self will be crowded with illegals on a weekend. Lots of info on the web. Start here and search . If you post in the Firums you will get lots of info on guides etc. someone may even offer to take you out. I would but I am out of town most of Sept.

http://www.northwestfishingreports.com

From: tonyo6302
30-Aug-17
Sweet. Thanks, Whitey.

From: Mike B
30-Aug-17
Tonyo...what Whitey said.

Couple other sites you should check for info:

PiscatorialPursuits.com

ifish.net

Ask about guides on PP and you'll definitely get some references. Lots of guys there fish the Yakima at various times of the year.

From: slade
30-Aug-17
Too soon for Salmon on the Columbia, but that area is know for excellent Walleye fishing.

While your there I would recommend doing a day trip up hwy 12 to Packwood and on to Mt Saint Helens, you could reverse course of do the loop back to Trout Lake etc.. on back to Hwy 4 and back to Yakima going thru Goldendale. You will see some a very diverse and stunning scenery.

From: gflight
30-Aug-17
Was at Yakima training center doing fire suppression in the late 90's and one of the civilians in the motor pool took us where two rivers came together and we brought home two coolers full of catfish after the night fishing. All I can remember is it was the Yakima river and another.....

From: tonyo6302
01-Sep-17
Thanks, guys.

From: tonyo6302
11-Sep-17
OK. I and a co-worked have booked a trip with yakimariverangler.com, Bruce.

It is a fly fishing trip.

Since I have not cast a Fly Rod since 2002, I am brushing up on my knowledge, and have a Fly Rod coming to me in the mail.

My dilemma, is that my wife is getting a tad upset at me watching Fly Rod Casting Videos on YouTube.

I just cannot understand why she is perturbed !

Any advice here, fellows? Do yall see something wrong with the fly casting techniques in this video ?

;^)

From: Whitey
11-Sep-17
Nothing,, Darcy has obviously handled a lot of rods and knows what she is doing. She should have shown more stripping it works well for that kind of fishing.

From: Joey Ward
11-Sep-17
Darcie knows how to work a fillet knife too. I think she likes the 9"ers. :-)

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