Columbia River Fishing
Fly Fishing - Guided Fishing - Lodging on the River
Our Upper Columbia Guided Fly Fishing Trips for wild rainbow trout and
cutthroat is a great and unique adventure.
AKA 'The Jurassic' - Nickname coined by The Evening Hatch
Call 509.773.3460 For Reservations
Bear Lodge on The Upper Columbia
the past 18 years we have been investigating (that means fishing) the
northeast corner of Washington, and wepioneered the guiding
on the Upper Columbia in Washington. The
Upper Columbia is one of the better kept secrets in the lower
48. The Upper Columbia sports incredible
insect hatches seasonally. Water temps on the river range from
40-65 degrees year round, providing great habitat throughout
the season for insect propagation. While the hatches are not guaranteed
day in and day out, the trout are at times incredibly tuned into the
surface which makes for great fun. Tactics vary from the late winter/
early spring fishing using single hand and spey swing tactics to the
June /July hatch season featuring blizzard Caddis, strong Green/Brown
Drakes and Yellow Mays, to the late summer/fall hatches of October Caddis,
Baetis, Yellow Mayflies and terrestrials. The
predominant target fish on the Upper Columbia
is the Rainbow trout. The average rainbow trout is approximately 18-19
inches/ 2.5 to 3 pounds. There are Cutthroat in the system and
we catch them often.
also fish various watersheds in conjunction with the Upper Columbia
including the Kettle river!
The 'Best of the Best' Seasons
on the Upper Columbia;
Feb 15 - July 30
Sept 1 - Oct 15
offer day trips and we offer overnight trips featuring 'Black Bear Lodge'
cannot get any closer to the river, The lodge provides us with
convenience and comfort, a GREAT place to stay and tell stories about
the one that "got away". Lodging is based on two
people per room.
Trips - $450 ($225 per person) We meet at Black Bear for all Day Trips.
and a gung ho guide rekindle the fire for lunker trout..Evening Hatch
PI April 08'
Day Reservations and Deposit Policy
Upon making your reservation, we require a deposit of 15 % of the package
price per person to hold your dates. The balance of your trip is due
30 days before the scheduled trip.Cancellations prior to 30
days of the trip will be refunded the deposit less a $150 administrative
fee.. If you cancel your trip within 30 days of the date of your trip
you will be responsible and charged for the full amount of your reservation.
In the event of an emergency we will do all we can to help you out.
Thank you and we look forward to spending time with you waterside.
All trips are based on double occupancy.