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Yakima River Fly Fishing Guides

The high flow and high-water levels of the Yakima River make it a challenging and fast-paced fishing spot. While it’s perfectly acceptable to wade fish on the banks, we charter our tours in drift boats for the best possible experience. This river is home to rainbow and cutthroat trout that average 10-12 inches in the summer. The deceptively fast current forces the trout to hold in small pools, pockets, and coves, allowing us to hone-in on their habits. The water stays cool all summer long, providing for excellent fishing conditions. Call us today to book your guided fly fishing trip on the Yakima River.

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How to Fish the Yakima River

Fishing in a drift boat allows you to fish in an exciting environment while being on the water most the day. We’ll take care of captaining the boat while all you have to do is enjoy your day casting. Our guides will take you to known spots where the trout bite and give you points on how to get the most out of your trip. We usually use fast action rods and dry and stone flies. In the late spring and summer, the water levels are incredibly high, making the river run bank to bank. Because the trout hang out right off the bank, we’ll be utilizing short casts to throw a few inches away from shore. We’ll teach you casting techniques to throw your fly right where it needs to be. The Yakima River moves fast; during your trip, don’t be surprised to cast your line a thousand times.

Your Local Fly Fishing Experts

Wanderlust Fly Fishing has over 30 years of experience fly fishing and guiding groups through the beautiful rivers of the Pacific North West. We’ll go at your pace, offering pointers and techniques to help you make the most out of your trip. Call us today to schedule your drift boat fishing tour and get ready to have a great day out on the water.

Book Your Guided Tour Today!