NFA Central will be at Big Pines Campground right on the river. Take Exit 110 from I-90 to get to Canyon Road, and then drive south 18-1/2 miles. This outing will also be used to mentor new outing leaders. Please contact Peter if you are interested.
Most people will be floating from several launch sites downstream to the campground or from the campground down to the Roza impoundment. If you don’t have a boat, there is about 16 miles of fairly easy river access along the Canyon Road that runs through the Yakima Canyon south of Ellensburg. The reduced flows at this time of the year (and during the fall drawdown after Labor Day) make wading easier than during mid-summer.
The Skwala stoneflies will be uppermost on the minds of the feisty Yakima rainbows as they put on the feedbag after a winter of reduced rations. The hatch is a major event and it means lots of surface activity; a great opportunity for a dry and a dropper nymph.
A $30 outings fee covers all food from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.
To see previous outing pictures, click here.
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