Today was the greatest day I have ever had on the Yakima. I left work a little early this afternoon so that I could get in a little fishing before the day is over. I was in an office all day and it drives me nuts when I walk outside and it is nearly shorts and t-shirt weather so I had to go. Anyways, I head into the canyon and am fishing at the next turn off above Roza (the slab?) I was wading and having a hard time; I hooked only 1 fish that I lost almost immediately. I decided that I would fish up around the bend and then I would call it a day and go back to my truck. I am working my way up the bank when a guy in a boat pulls up to me and asks if I would like to ride with him and fish. I turned him down a couple of times but he twisted my arm and I jumped in. It turns out that this guy is Derek Jordan, a guide for The Evening Hatch. Almost immediately Derek gets me into some of the best fish I have ever caught, using a huge skwala dry and I continue to hook about a dozen really nice fish up until we get to Roza (all within 2 hours). I can't thank Derek enough; he was nice enough to just pick up some guy he doesn't know but then he guides me for free into the best trout fishing experience I have ever had on the Yakima. If anyone out there is in need of a great guide who will teach you a lot then I would go with Derek Jordan.