Klickitat River Fly Fishing Guide Service
Located in South Central Washington along the east slope of the Cascade Mountains, the Klickitat hosts a strong run of steelhead during the late summer and fall months. Originating high on the glaciers of Mt. Adams and flowing over 90 miles to its confluence with the Columbia River, the Klickitat meanders its way through deep canyons, dry alpine forests, and basalt rock formations. The gradient of the Klickitat is steeper than neighboring Columbia River tributaries and it is for this reason that it seems to have created its own breed of steelhead - often bigger, stronger, and more determined. The beauty of the canyon is intense. At the peak of the fall steelhead season, the canyon foliage comes alive with rich tones of yellows, reds, and oranges. Crisp mornings yield way to mid-day sun, followed by cold and clear nights as the sun drops away behind the canyon walls. It is this time of year that the Klickitat is at its best. Like all of our trips, spey rods are our tools of choice and the Klickitat offers an abundance of water well suited for swinging flies.
Multi-Day camp trips are our primary offering on the Klickitat and in our opinion, are the best way to experience everything this river has to offer. Much of the river has little or no vehicle access, creating a unique wilderness steelheading experience. Full days of swinging flies, gourmet fresh cooked meals, and evenings around a campfire beneath the stars are the hallmarks of our camp trips. Anglers are greeted each morning with hot coffee, warm breakfasts, and the option of a dawn fishing session. We take care of all logistics and equipment. Each night we will set up a deluxe river-side tent camp, complete with comfortable sleeping accommodations, toilet, and dining area. We choose our campsites based on access to premium "camp water" (ie. top notch steelhead water right where we are camping). Dawn and dusk fishing sessions are one of the greatest perks of overnight camp trips. By day, we float and fish our way down river, covering anywhere from 5-10 miles per day, before pulling into camp for the night. We offer Klickitat River Camp Trips as either a 3 day/2 night trip or a 2 day/1 night trip. For those who would prefer to stay in town and forgo the camping experience, we are happy to offer day trips with a 2 day minimum booking.
October - November
2 Day/1 Night Camp Trip $800 per Person*
3 Day/2 Night Camp Trip $1200 per Person*
*Based on double occupancy, single anglers add $200 per day
1 or 2 Anglers $550/Day*
3 Anglers $650/Day*
*2 Day Minimum Booking for Klickitat Day Trips