Wading the lower Yak?

#1
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!
 

Rick Sharp

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#2
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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