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Basin Waters Guided Fly Fishing Trips

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"Unique Eastern Washington Fisheries for the Capable and Adventurous Angler"

Unique and Special Fisheries

The Columbia River Basin surrounding the Potholes Reservoir and Moses Lake are home to a huge variety of species including trophy Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, LaHontan Cutthroat, Common Carp, Smallmouth Bass, and about a dozen other less appreciated species. The watersheds here are vast and supplied with water from the Columbia River Reclaimation projects. The unique blend of sunshine, desert landscape, and ample water is capable of producing some incredible fisheries. Most fisheries are free flowing coulees and we offer a mix of both float and wade fishing adventures.

Our trips are often single angler focused and best suited for anglers that have become fairly proffiicent casters. It's not incredibly challenging fishing per say, just not perfectly suited to the beginner.


Cost & Trip Details

  • Lake Lenore Boat and/or Wade - 5 Hours (1or 2 anglers)
  • 5 Hour Coulee Float Trip - Single Angler: $475 *2 float anglers requires 2 guides
  • 4 Hour Creek/Coulee Wade Fishing Trip // 1 or 2 anglers: $425
  • MORE Offerings to come!
  • All Sales Subject to WA State Sales Tax
  • Season - February - April is primetime for Coulee Floats targeting Rainbow Trout
  • Guests will meet their guide near I-90 near Moses Lake

Trip Includes:

  • Flies, Tippet, and Terminal Tackle
  • Does Not Include Lunch
  • Float trip gear should be minimal, bring a light sandwich style lunch, a bottle of water, and any drinks you prefer. The guide will have a small cooler available.

"Local knowledge is paramount. These are special trips with potential for trophy fish on a fly in places few other fly fisherman venture."  

- Joe Rotter @ Red's Fly Shop

The Red's Fly Shop Guide Team

Our #1 guide for Basin Waters trips is Chad Ashby. He's fly fished all over the world and is a hard core angler. You'll find him during the summers guiding the Stehekin River, but during the spring, fall, and winter he runs trips for Red's in the Basin Waters. Chad lives in Moses Lake and you'll immediately appreciate his passion and enthusiasm.

We are unapologetic about proclaiming the prowess and professionalism of our fly shop staff and guides. Their blend of ambition, competitiveness, kindness, fishing skill, work ethic, and patience are like no crew we've ever seen. Our staff is the ultimate team. This means teaching each other, sharing secret fly patterns, insider fishing reports, and helping our other guides on the river get into more fish.  

Red's has been at this for a long time and putting together a franchise like this was no accident. We look for talent, character, unique skills, and a strong sense of "customer first" attitude. We're here to serve the customer. That's our mission.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by the customer less than 72 hours from the start time, will forfeit 50% of the total cost. If you cancel more than 72 hours from the start time, you may reschedule or request a refund minus 5%. Cancellations within 24 hours or failure to show will forfeit 100% of the trip cost. If Red's decides to cancel the event due to adverse conditions the customer may request a full refund.