How's the yakima fishing?

#1
Im thinking of heading up to the Yakima this weekend and im wondering how it is fishing. Has anyone been there recently, and what flies worked well. I am thinking of trying it in cle elum, i have never fished it there. Is it as good as the canyon section. Thanks for the info everyone.
 
#2
Yakima extremely low now. My favourite spots in upper canyon was out of water and I switched to lower canyon section near Hwy 821.
No surface action. Hooked 2 rainbows on hare's ear nymph
 
#3
I had a great day in the lower canyon this past Saturday the 27th. It was cloudy and cool, and there was a very steady Baetis hatch from around 11:30 to 3 or so. There was very, very active surface feeding on emergers and duns. I hooked fish on pheasant tail nymphs just under the film, a variety of small emergers and on BWO duns later in the hatch. One of my better days on the yak. Hooked 15-20 fish.
 

o mykiss

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#4
A co-worker told me today she fished the Yak (not sure where, but am guessing it was the canyon) over the weekend. Got into a BWO hatch and over a 2 - 3 hour period caught 15-20 fish, in the 12" - 18" range, on dries.