I've got a question on floating the Yakima. I'm planning on floating it for the first time this weekend. I was wondering if it is safe and easy to do so in a canoe, and what sections would be recommended. Seems like the lower canyon would be the way to go. What put-in would be good? Sounds like the best takeout is at Roza. How long does the float usually take? Also, what camping would people recommend in the area? Any other info for a first time Yakima-er would be great. By the way, I floated the Snohomish on Sunday from 522 to Snohomish. My friend and I gave up on the silvers pretty quickly and just fished for cutts, which were great! I don't think I've caught a more fun fish (which probably means I haven't fished enough). Fishing from a canoe allowed us to hit the best spots, and lots of them. We'd fish by a couple logs for 5 minutes, get 2 or 3 strikes or more, and then move 100 yards down to the next. Used orange and yellow spiders on floating line. I never even bothered to change my fly. It slowed down a little when the rain started, though. Thanks for the tips.