Fishing

The Klickitat river offers some of the Northwest’s finest summer and fall steelhead fishing!  We are steelhead happy but the Klickitat is not just a steelhead river.  Chinook…spring, summer and fall, along with coho return to the Klickitat. Fishing season runs June through November, typically peaking in September and October.  But be early and get lucky!  Steelhead enter this river 12 months of the year and some of the better opportunities for large (LARGE) steelhead occur June through August.  It can be tougher fishing due to higher water and turbidity but the reward could be one of a lifetime. 40″+ steelhead are hooked nearly every year.  Fishing pressure increases dramatically in September.

For the latest in fishing reports, follow our front page blog, or call the shop!  We carry a good supply of salmon and steelhead fishing supplies.

We are heavy into swinging flies for steelhead and always enjoy questions and conversations regarding steelhead and presenting a fly to them.  We carry Airflo/Echo, Hardy, Nextcast and Royal Wulff products and keep a few demo rods & lines for folks to try.. We also carry polyleaders, custom cut and welded T-tips, lots of maxima, and flies that we think work here. For those looking for something new, old, better or different, you just might find it here.

If you’re interested in a guided float or wade trip swinging flies we can confidently recommend Travis Wallace  http://westernwatersguides.com/  (509) 850-5125.

We can also recommend Sam Sickles during the later part of the season (Oct. & Nov).  Sam Sickles
(541) 400-0855

Give us a call if you have any questions…(509) 369-3601, or email me at klickrolf@centurylink.net