Klickitat River Fly Fishing – Wild Steelhead
Pricing: Full Day $525 – $100 Additional 3rd Angler – All equipment included, WA sales tax not included
Season: September – December
Species: Wild Steelhead
EWA Cancellation Policy
The Klickitat River is located in south-central Washington where it enters the Columbia at the town of Lyle. From here, it is paralleled by the main access road, SR 142. The Klicktat is considered a middle/upper Columbia River tributary and flows into the Columbia between Bonneville and The Dalles Dams more or less across and a bit east of Hood River, Oregon. This is a fast dropping river with a considerable amount of whitewater but in between are wonderful slicks, pools and tail-outs ideal for swinging flies for big native steelhead.
The ideal time of year for considering this river for a steelhead trip is August through November, with the river open for steelhead fishing June 1st through the end of November.
If you would enjoy a shot at a 15 pound or larger native steelhead, on a swung fly, in small, intimate water, then this is your trip. We do not nymph for steelhead here or on any of our other steelhead trips, it just isn’t necessary. Besides, once you have felt the pull on a swung fly, you’ll never go back!
Multi-day float trips are available and are a wonderful way to see all the Klickitat has to offer.
Flies: Intruders, General Practitioner, Metal Detector, Mega Moal, Skagit Minnows, Morrish’s Trailer Trash, River Rats, Fergus Rock Star, Skunks, Purple Perils, Skykomish Sunrises
Ideal Flows: See recommended river flows here
Clothing/Equipment Lists: Summer season, Winter season
Rods and Lines: 11 1/2 – 13 1/3 foot, 5-8wt spey rods, Rage, Skagit, Scandi, Scout and OPST heads with various tips from floating T-10, T-14 and T-18
Duration: Full day trip 8-9 hours fishing time
Distance from Seattle: 3 1/2 hours