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The Yakima river is in reasonable to good  condition considering the amount of water traveling down it  The Upper Proper has reasonable flows @ 500 CFS;  However, from the Cle Elum river confluence the river gets BIG as the Cle Elum reservoir is @ almost 100% capacity and there is alot more water to come down.

Regardless,  there is some good fishing to be had from top to bottom.  The Upper and Lower Canyons have some opportunity, but at this level, mostly from the boat…..which is typical for these stretches,.  Even at these big levels , the Upper Flatlands and the Farmlands have some wading opportunity because of all the side channels.
Bugs are pretty much the same as what is listed in the report below!  There are some nice fish to be had as well…