The Yakima River in eastern Washington, is the finest trout river in the state. From Cle Elum to the
Rosa Dam in the Ellensburg Canyon, are fifty miles of wonderful trout water. Thanks to a catch
and release program started in the early 1990's, fly fisherman now have a great place to go on
the sunny side of the state. The weather for ten months out of the year is very hospitable,
and the water flow rates are generally good, since the Yakima is a tail-water fishery. A drift
down the canyon stretch on a summer evening is something that you will never forget. You may see
hawks, coyotes, deer, and bighorn mountain sheep, besides the big Yakima rainbow trout sipping
caddis flies at dusk.
Dave and Randal are the licenced and insured owners. They are the only guides at Blue Skies.
They do not hire other guides so your drift down the river will be with experienced guides who
care about your business. A day on the Yakima is a wonderful chance for anglers to see what the
countryside looks like when you pare it down to the bone.
Give yourself a day.
Get out of the city.