Evening Hatch began guiding on the Yakima in 1988. We are one of the
remaining original outfitters on 'Our Home River.' Since then our
services have expanded substantially, including two post and beam
lodges. For those who have fished with us, we appreciate your loyal
support as this is our 25th year of operating and it continues to
be a fun adventure. If you haven't fished with us, we invite you to
join us waterside and experience a day, two, three or more on the
water with The Evening Hatch.
this modern day of competition and marketing there are a few chances
to toot you own horn'....Over the years The Evening Hatch has seasoned
a good number of the guides that are on the Yakima and in Central/Eastern
Washington today. Some are with us and some may be out there on their
own or with other outfitters. One thing is for sure, The Evening Hatch
set the standard of excellence and continues to do so..
are the longest lasting Yakima river outfitter covering the entire
watershed from it's headwaters to Roza dam.
We were the first to offer overnight programs on the Yakima.
The first to offer float trips on the Naches
and Kettle rivers
The first to offer trips on desert creeks.
The first post and beam fly fishing only lodge 'The 'Steelhead
Ranch' for summer run steelhead on the Klickitat River
Pioneered all seasons of the Upper Columbia fishery and now offer
multi day programs with remarkable trout fishing and riverside lodging
at 'Black Bear on the Upper
reputation of The Evening Hatch is based directly on our developed
programs, quality facilities and our guide staff that shows you the
best of that fishery.
are fortunate to have these individuals. These dedicated professionals
are hard working, fleece wearing, sunglass bearing, weather tattered,
sun lined, oar pulling, "There" shouting, fish netting, fly tying,
genuine fly fishing guides and bums. At first glance they may appear
to be aloof, out there, glaze eyed, robotic and/or just guide like.
A closer look reveals a group of guys that will do whatever it takes
to make your day the best it can be, period! Our programs have always
been 'the first' on the east slope of the Cascades, since 1988
of our guide staff are full time for The Hatch and some are freelancers
roaming the waters... Regardless of their origin, rest assured the
experience will be an enjoyable adventure. We guarantee
our service! Some of our guide staff have been on the water with us
for over 22 years now.....No other Washington or Yakima guide service
can quote that statistic... Link below to learn more about our guide
All of our guides are exceptional individuals. They are a link between
the knowledge you already have and the knowledge you would like to
gain when it pertains to fishing with the fly.