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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points rod to Yakima for salmon

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Spring salmon runs have been on the rebound on the Yakima River for several years now, and two sections of the river are open to fishing again this season.

One is from the I-82 Bridge in Richland to the Grant Avenue Bridge in Prosser, about 1,000 feet below the Prosser Dam.  This section is open through June 30th.  The other section is from the I-82 Bridge in Union Gap to Railroad Bridge about 500 feet below Roza Dam.  This section is open from May 18th to July 15th.

There is a pretty good list of special rules and reminders that anglers should review before heading for the river.  These can be found on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife web site.

I would look under “Latest News” to find the news release with the details.  Also, it has been announced that Upper Wheeler Reservoir, near Wenatchee, is now a fly fishing only lake.

Through an agreement with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wenatchee Heights Irrigation District and the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers public access has been granted.  It will be open to fishing from May 18th to September 14th.

For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.

 

 

 

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