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Klickitat river help
« on: August 10, 2018, 07:51:44 AM »
Iím heading to the klickitat river this weekend with my boys. We will be fly fishing mostly but will have spinning rods as well.  I will be pretty close to the salmon hatchery but definitely down river. Any advice you guys can give me? I really donít know what to expect, Iím br Bring lots of gear so that I can be prepared for almost anything.   Thanks in advance
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Re: Klickitat river help
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 08:39:34 AM »
When fly fishing, will you be swinging with sink tips, or are you planning on nymphing under indicators? One is obviously more productive than the other.

When using spinning gear, float and jig, yarn, bead, are all very effective. Spinners have proven to be a lot of fun for me on that river. #3 or #4 blade size tends to be the most productive.

Don't pound any one run to long. Those fish are aggressive, if there's a biter in the stretch, you'll find him pretty quick.

Are you staying at Leidl or Stinson?
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Re: Klickitat river help
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 09:10:40 AM »
When fly fishing, will you be swinging with sink tips, or are you planning on nymphing under indicators? One is obviously more productive than the other.

When using spinning gear, float and jig, yarn, bead, are all very effective. Spinners have proven to be a lot of fun for me on that river. #3 or #4 blade size tends to be the most productive.

Don't pound any one run to long. Those fish are aggressive, if there's a biter in the stretch, you'll find him pretty quick.

Are you staying at Leidl or Stinson?

Ha ha. Lots of questions that I donít have answers for.
Iíll most likely be  nymphing.
As far as drifting goes, any specific bate that works best?
I wonít be staying anywhere really will be there just for Saturday
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Re: Klickitat river help
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 09:20:58 AM »
watch the regs.. lots of jibber jabber there... including a Columbia endorsement required
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Re: Klickitat river help
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 09:42:26 AM »
If I was you, and you want to use a fly rod, nymph a dime size piece of cerise yarn, or a #4 purple dumbell eyed egg sucking leach. Those or a #4 or 6 Black stonefly nymph will work well this time of year.

If you want to drift bait, I'd find some cured prawns and get after it. Sandshrimp works well, but is hard to come by.

There's fun pocket water up above Leidl towards the hatchery, but that section may be shut down right down as its timber company land.

That river has a very abrupt clarity cycle. Generally, downriver is clear first thing in the morning, and then clears upriver in the afternoon. A good approach would be to fish the stuff downriver of Pitt until about 10 am, and then head up to Leidl/Stinsen area for the afternoon/evening.
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