Upper Yak tomorrow?

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  1. Brian White

    Brian White Recovering Bugmeister

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    I'm dying to fish moving water right now. Anyone have a guess on the Upper Yak (above Cle Elum River) for tomorrow? The flows look kinda questionable but I'd appreciate any guidance....
     
  2. Patrick Gould

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    I think you'll find some good water. I have it from a good source that there's been some nice mayfly hatches around 1:00 in the upper canyon. Tdub usually has a good handle on the conditions below the Teanaway.
     
  3. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Same here Brian the Yak has been pointing and laughing at me the last few weeks. Is the upper Yak even Wadable? I may hit it sat if the color is workable.
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    The flows look bad. Pretty big spike. Color will be an issue I think.
     
  5. Rick Todd

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    A float from Ensign to Bullfrog could produce some green drake hatches about now! Usually pretty clear that high up! Rick
     
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    Look over Google earth for the side channels. I have had luck in just about every one I've tried. They're not always easy to access, but it's possible if you look hard enough.
     
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    The Yak was in good shape at Firemen's tonight at six. Late in the day there were mayflies - the wind was a'blowin and I couldn't catch one between 'at bats' by my Granddaughter at the ballpark.
     
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    I was hoping to get out to the Yak tomorrow (Saturday) but only wade fish. Looks like the flow is a little high for that? Can anyone convince me otherwise? :)
     
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    In the upper there are still plenty of place to wade. How far down river do you want to come?
     
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    Dunno, I've only ever fished down in the canyon. I'm still very new to the Yak. Any reccomendations on where to start?
     
  11. Dustin Toney

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    I might be floating this afternoon but wont be until 3 or so. I might have a seat open. Take turns on the oars and hopefully catch some fish!!!
     
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    Thanks Dustin, I appreciate the offer. I've never handled a boat or oars before though so would be concerned I'd frustrate the expedition. I think I'm going to stay in and do some work on the house anyway. I know, I know, where ARE my priorities? Have fun!
     
  13. troutdopemagic

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    The upper river (even above the Teanaway) was barely to high to wade fish on Tuesday of last week. Attempting to cross the the "infamous" East Cle Elum launch resulted in me almost dying and loosing a net, water bottle, destroying a cell phone and almost loosing my GoPro. Be careful out there this time of year.
     
  14. Patrick Gould

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    I'm glad you're ok and you didn't loose more gear.

    If you're talking about the "state" launch I've only crossed at low October flows. At that point you can carefully walk straight across right below the old unused ramp, but it can still be slick.
     
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  15. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    FLoated the river on Friday and it was rocking ... don't think it was too wade friendly.