Looking to head East for a week of fly fishing.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Javabean, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Looking for a few good river/creek tips for next week. Eyeballing Naches, Teanaway. Curious about flows and snow levels. Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. The moving water you mentioned may be a little high for easy wading. I usually wait a bit loinger before hitting the Naches area. I know, not much help.

    MB
     
  3. Hey Javabean,

    Most of the water is on the high side as Scott mentioned. This link http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/rfc/ is where I have been going to see what the water levels are like. There is also some great info on the Evening Hatch website http://www.theeveninghatch.com/yak/yakima.htm specifically about the Yakima. Good luck with your search and shoot me a PM when you are planning to be on this end. If I have the time I could show you around.

    R.
     
  4. Naches: Check the report on Red's Fly Shop website. They pretty much nailed what I found on Friday. Water is clear but a bit too high to cross or get very far out wading. The guides are still floating which always tells me it is still a bit too tough to wade for this old guy. Coming down though and might be nicer by the weekend.

    Steve
     
  5. There are a couple of US Bureau of Reclamation gauges on the Teanaway:
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    USGS/USBR Stream Flow Gauge:
    TEANAWAY RIVER BELOW LAMBERT ROAD

    And,
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    USGS/USBR Stream Flow Gauge:
    TEANAWAY RIVER AT FORKS NEAR CLE ELUM, WA

    The Teanaway does hold a few decent size residents, but in my experience for the most part you'll be handling a lot of juvenile fish. While I had my excursions to check it out, it's not really on my list any more because of how many salmon smolt and fry hit the flies. I think about the biggest bow I've landed was 13-inches.

    The Naches has a downstream gauge near the city of Naches on the main stem:
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    USGS/USBR Stream Flow Gauge:
    NACHES RIVER NEAR NACHES,WA.

    And, there are gauges on the Little Naches (pretty fun stream):
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    USGS/USBR Stream Flow Gauge:
    LITTLE NACHES RIVER NEAR NILE, WA

    And, one more on the American River (which becomes The Naches after the LIttle Naches joins it):
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    USGS/USBR Stream Flow Gauge:
    AMERICAN RIVER NEAR NILE, WA

    It will be helpful for your future excursions into these areas to make a note in your journal as to what the flows were, and how the fishing and wading was at those levels. I find myself referring back to my journal entries regularly, not only to get an idea for myself if I can't remember any more, but also to answer questions for folks on the forums here. I think the journal entry I find myself referring back to the most is the Cedar River entry from June 6, 2006 on the Cedar River when it was cookin' with gas at 950 CFS... http://fishing.smarttripmap.com/Home/SharedJournal/a998aa4f-97c6-4299-b32d-ba52409afcc0

    Hope these help. Good luck following little blue lines out there!
     
  6. Hey Jim,
    Thats quite the interesting app. Thanks for sharing.

    R.
     
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  7. Thanks fellas. Decided to head for the North Cascades instead.
     

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