The Klickitat is an extremely wild and scenic river, pouring directly from the glaciers of Mt. Adams in South Central Washington. It boasts great returns of large wild steelhead and some hatchery fish as well. Sometimes your only companions are eagles, turkeys, black bears, and deer.... what company!
The river is about 4 hours from Seattle and about 2.5 hours from Portland. The nearest towns are Goldendale and Klickitat and the season runs from June 1 - November 30th. The glacial nature of the Klickitat makes summer time water clarity somewhat unpredictable so we tend to focus our guiding efforts towards the months of October and November, but July - September during periods of cool weather the Klick will produce great warm weather steelhead fishing. We drift 5 - 12 miles in a day depending on strategy. Nymphing on-the-go generally produces the most hook-ups but we do swing flies with a spey rod as well.
A Washington Freshwater Fishing License with Catch Record Card is required for this trip.
"I would describe the Klickitat as a trophy summer run river, its wilderness like backdrop coupled with some very large native fish make this river not only unique but a truly special place. I spent years driving past the Klick on my way to the Deschutes, John Day, Grande Ronde, and Snake. What a mistake! Red's put me onto some great steelhead and the overall experience of being on the river with their crew was second to none. Only now do I realize just how good the Klickitat River is."
E. Duparr - Issaquah, WA
- Shuttle Service
- Gourmet Lunch, Snacks, and Soft Drinks
- All Flies and Accessories (leader, tippet, etc.)
- Any Needed Equipment (8 weight rods, spey rod, waders, etc.)
- Full Day Trip: $495
- Price based on double occupancy