Upper Yakima River

Photographs from two floats down the Yakima River in July of 2012 and 2013.  2012’s trip saw thunder and lightning in the mix while the most recent trip last weekend was perfect weather and great fishing.  I caught 6-7 Westslope Cutthroat trout on a red bladed Mepps spinner with a brass body and back.  I casted mainly from shore, although took to nearly free drifting the spinner behind me which also produced bites.  I lost the big fish of the day at the side of my kayak which was a nice Rainbow trout in the 20-22″ range. They were all great fighters and I managed to use the same rig all day without ever having  to tie a knot.

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