The Klickitat is one of the most beautiful and productive summer steelhead rivers in the lower 48 states. The size of this river is perfect for fly fishing, and it's close proximity to Red's Fly Shop and the Yakima River make it an ideal destination for multi-day, multi species adventures.
The Klickitat River
The Klickitat River is located 2.5 hours south of Red's Fly Shop, 4 hours from Seattle, and 2.5 hours from Portland. The nearest towns are Goldendale and Klickitat. The glacial nature of the Klickitat makes summer-time water clarity somewhat unpredictable, so we tend to focus our guiding efforts towards late September - November. This is also the peak of the steelhead run.
July - September during periods of cool weather the Klick can 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. It is the angler's choice.
Putting a Trip Together
We have been offering multi-day Klickitat River trips since 2006, and have done everything from fancy tent camps to lodges. Over the years we have begun to appreciate the mobilty offered by using a strategically located hotel, good local burgers, and combination trips involving Yakima River Trout, upland bird hunting, and a night or two at Canyon River Lodge in the Yakima Canyon.
Book Your Room at the Ponderosa Motel Online
Phone Reservations (509) 773-5842
Our guide team stays here at the Ponderosa, and its location and convenience make it the perfect spot. It's clean, affordable, and allows us to be flexible. We can check in late, leave early, and continental breakfast is included.
Cost and Details
Whether you are a local angler sneaking in a quickie or a traveler coming from the east coast to fish 4-5 days, we accomodate all trip lengths starting with a single day. We always encourage you to fish multiple days to help insure you get a window of optimal conditions.
- 8+ Hour Full Day Guided Trip: $595 per boat (based on Double Occupancy)
- 8+ Hour Single Angler Full Day Guided Trip: $495 per angler
- Includes Vehicle Shuttle Service
- Riverside Lunch, Snacks, and Soft Drinks
- Includes All Flies and Accessories (leader, tippet, etc.)
- Includes Rods if Needed
Lodging and Multi Species Adventures
Combining your Klickitat River Steelhead trip with a day or two of trout fishing on the Yakima River or upland bird hunting is easy. Book a night at the Ponderosa Motel in Goldendale for the night(s) before and/or after you book your steelhead trip. Add on nights at Canyon River Lodge along with guided fly fishing trips or bird hunting.
- Canyon River Lodge (our home lodge where Red's is located in the Yakima Canyon)
- Yakima River Guided Trout Fishing
- Pheasant Hunting Trips
- Ponderosa Motel in Goldendale (our recommended lodging for Klickitat trips)
Deposit and Cancellation Policy
When your reservation is made, our staff becomes committed to the adventure and is looking forward to guiding you. Reservations canceled by the customer less than 7 days prior to the trip will forfeit 50% of the trip cost. Outside of 7 days trips can be rescheduled, or even refunded minus 5% to cover banking fees.
If Red's Fly Shop elects to cancel the trip due poor conditions or weather, anglers are able to reschedule or be refunded minus 5%. Cancellations within 24 hours or failure to show will forfeit 100% of the trip cost.