The Klickitat River
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.
Red's Fly Shop offers both single day float trips and Multi-Day adventures that include lodging, food, and full guided fishing. Our single day trips typically meet in the town of Klickitat and depart from there, or your guide may contact you to meet in an alternative location depending on conditions.
Most of our customers opt for a Multi-Day Klickitat River adventure that is all inclusive. We recommend a 3 Day/3 Night itinerary which allows anglers to relax and get LOTS of fishing in. Our overnight trips fish the longest days and we make very good use of your time. The guides also stay at the lodge with you and this enhances communication and efficiency regarding gear, start times, strategy, and having dinner with the guide team always seems to enhance the angler's experience.
Cost and Details
- 8+ Hour Full Day Guided Trip: $575 per boat (based on Double Occupancy)
- 8+ Hour Single Angler Full Day Guided Trip: $475 per angler
- Includes Vehicle Shuttle Service
- Riverside Lunch, Snacks, and Soft Drinks
- Includes All Flies and Accessories (leader, tippet, etc.)
- Includes Rods if Needed
Deposit and Cancellation Policy
Our goal is to make scheduling adventures with Red's stress free and fair for everyone involved. Cancellations made by the customer less than 24 hours from the start time, or failure to show, will forfeit 50% of the total cost.
If you cancel more than 24 hours from the start time, you may reschedule or request a refund - 5% to cover processing fees and labor. If Red's decides to cancel the event due to adverse conditions the customer may request a full refund.