Wading the lower Yak?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Ping Shen, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Ping Shen

    Ping Shen New Member

    Hi folks,

    Thinking of wading the lower Yakima (largely between Benton City and Richland) this weekend, targeting smallies. Have never fished the Yakima before, so I'm wondering if anybody has suggestions or pointers to share - starting with how wadeable that section of river is this time of year. USGS shows flows near there in the 1400-1500cfs range, so it seems like it should be doable. Google maps shows what looks like good bank access on the northern shore of the river in that stretch as well.

    Thoughts or suggestions? Much appreciated!
  2. Rick Sharp

    Rick Sharp Member

    Lots of over growth, some private property, and it's real low right now and as you mentioned you can pretty much wade anywhere, I'd suggest below horn rapids dam and down stream from there

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  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Ya gotta like slick rocks . . .
  4. james.jimenez

    james.jimenez Active Member

    Any report from this possible trip??
  5. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

    Ya gotta like snakes too !!!!!
  6. Salmon Candy

    Salmon Candy Member

    Mind the poison oak/ivy when getting into the water.