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Klickitat River Lodge // Guest Confirmation Page

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To help make your stay as comfortable as possible, please let our team know if you have any serious food allergies, medical conditions, or physical conditions that we should be aware of.

What to Expect on the Klickitat

The fishing on the Klickitat can be varied based on angler preference. The most effective strategy for hooking fish is allowing the guide to row the boat as though we are trout fishing, and fishing with strike indicators on the move while we travel downstream.

Anglers that prefer to spey fish or swing flies, no problem. Our guides are excellent and can put you in the right water with quality instruction and advice on presenting flies. The nature of the water flows lend itself best to using sink tip. Floating line hook-ups are fairly uncommon.

Certainly guests can mix these two disciplines during the day, just know that in order to be successful on spey gear it's very important that guests arrive with as much casting experience as possible. Practice in advance if possible, we don't want to see you squander optimal fishing time on your big trip. If you have any beginners joining your party, try to get them out on a guided trout fishing trip first if possible. It is extremely helpful for them to have some guide boat experience. They will thank you!


Required Licenses:

Emergency Contact Info:

  • Lodge Manager - Kinsley Scott-Davidson (406) 439-2569 ksguideservice@gmail.com

Arrival Time:

Check in is at 4 pm or later, and guests need to arrive by 6 pm for a group dinner at the Mt. Adams Lodge and orientation, meet your guides, and have a nice time on the first evening.

Itinerary (varies based on length of trip):

  • Arrival - 6 pm dinner, drinks, and meet the guides.
  • Fishing Days - 6:15 am breakfast, wheels turn at 7 am to fish, back to the lodge at 5 pm 'ish. 6 pm dinner service.
  • Departure Day - 6:15 am breakfast, wheels turn at 7 am to fish. Guests will depart after fishing, typically at 4 pm.

Driving Directions:

Address: 25 Fly L Lane, Glenwood, WA 98619

Driving time is about 4.5 hours from Seattle, and about 2 hours from Portland. Mt. Adams Lodge at the Flying L Ranch is located just outside of Glenwood, WA on Mt. Adams Highway. From Seattle, most guests drive through Goldendale. From Portland, most guests drive through White Salmon. There is little to no cell coverage in the area.

Packing List:

Drinks:

Alcoholic drinks are not included at the lodge, or on the river. Feel free to bring wine, spirits, or beer. 

Fish Species:

We catch both hatchery steelhead and wild steelhead. Retention of hatchery steelhead is up to the guest. We do catch both Chinook and Coho Salmon, and all salmon on guided trips must be released. Wild steelhead must remain in the water and be released immediately with as little handling as possible. Anglers using nymphs will catch Whitefish and a few trout while targeting steelhead.

Gratuities for the Guides and Staff

Please tip guides and the lodge staff directly in cash, average gratuity for our steelhead guides is $60+ per angler, per day. We work exceptionally long hard days at this destination! Typical gratuity for the chef/lodge manager is $20 per angler per day.

     

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