Eastern Washington Fishing Report
December 6, 2018
Methow River (WA)
The Methow River opened last Saturday for the winter whitefish season. I was able to get out for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon and was able to find a couple of nice scrappy whiteys along with a couple of inessential cutties. Right now, we have been experiencing some single-digit temperature nights, but the weather forecast says that will be changing this weekend. There is a hook size restriction for the fishery that only allows #14 hooks with a hook gap of 3/16-inch or smaller. Some of the flies I was using were a; #16 red or purple flash-a-midge, a #16 silver or pearl lightning bug, a #16 shell pink micro egg, and just a simple #14 or #16 black all-purpose nymph. Your favorite floating line with a 9-foot 3X or 4X leader and two feet of fluorocarbon tippet under an indicator. I found most of the fish more in the soft tail end of runs in about 3 to 5 feet of water. Dress warmly because it’s brrrrr cold out there!
Omak Lake and Rufus Woods (WA)
Both bodies of water have slowed way down due to the cold weather. Hopefully, by next week I will have some good news to report.
Fly tying classes, will be starting this Friday, at 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. so, give the shop a call for more details and information on these free classes.