There is some great small stream fishing on the east slope. I'd have to say that one of my more memorable days was a few years ago on a small stream in an area heavily used by ORVs and campers west of Yakima. The fishing is surprisingly good at times for an area so heavily used. I was having good luck fishing late into the evening to the point I needed to use a flashlight to get back. I heard something in the woods so I sat down and listened for a while. Nothing came out so I packed up and drove back to the cabin. I went back the next morning to fish up and down from where I had good luck the night before. I was standing in the river and about 100' upstream a bear crossed the stream in front of me. I went to the nearby crouded campground to let them know that there was a bear in the area and they told me that she had cubs and had raided their food tent in the middle of the night before. The guy got up all mad thinking he was being robbed. He looked in the tent and that bear was eating an apple pie.