A Day on the
Klickitat - This is what it is like fishing for a day on the
Klickitat in the late fall!
Why do Swing Fisherman have more
- Lunchtime on the Klickitat, a guide swings a run, catches a
hot Klickitat River Steelhead.
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.