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  • Yakima River

    The Yakima River originates just east of Snoqualmie Pass, near the town of Cle Elum. The Yakima is a typical mountain trout stream, with crystal-clear water flowing through towering pine trees. The upper river has a healthy population of Rainbow Trout as well as native Westslope Cutthroat Trout. As the river flows east through the farm country of the Kittitas Valley, it starts to meander and braid, creating many different river channels which offers great fishing for Rainbows and Cutthroats ranging from 12-20 inches. The Yakima River Canyon is the last section of catch and release water on the river, and is also the most famous. “The Canyon” boasts the highest fish densities on the Yakima. Rainbows dominate most of the catch in The Canyon and when you’re not busy catching fish, you might see Deer, Eagles and Bighorn Sheep that call this area home.

    Pricing

    Yakima full day 2 anglers $395

    Yakima single angler $350

    Yakima Half day $325

    Third person $100

    Klickitat Full day $495

    Naches Full day $495

    Methow Full day $495

    Desert creeks $495

    Kettle river $495

    Full day trips are 8+ hours / Half day trips are 4-5 hours

    Full Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. Also included is a gourmet riverside BBQ lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Half-Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. You can add a riverside lunch to your Half Day trip for $15 per person.

    *Trip prices do not include alcoholic beverages, Washington State fishing license or gratuities for the guide

    Call 509.607.1804
  • Naches River

    The Naches River originates on the East slope of the Cascade Mountains and flows 75 miles until it joins the Yakima just outside of the town Selah. This river is considered the "Sister River" to the Yakima. The Naches is best fished from a raft, as it is a fast moving river with plenty of rapids and technical water. The fishing pressure on the Naches is light, so the Rainbows and Westslope Cutthroat that inhabit this river are eager to take a well-placed dry fly. We offer both boat and wade fishing trips depending on river flow. Unlike the Yakima, the Naches is not open year-round with the season running from the first Saturday in June until the end of October. Our Naches float trips include some elements of whitewater rafting, so guests need to be prepared for a fast paced float.

    Pricing

    Yakima full day 2 anglers $395

    Yakima single angler $350

    Yakima Half day $325

    Third person $100

    Klickitat Full day $495

    Naches Full day $495

    Methow Full day $495

    Desert creeks $495

    Kettle river $495

    Full day trips are 8+ hours / Half day trips are 4-5 hours

    Full Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. Also included is a gourmet riverside BBQ lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Half-Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. You can add a riverside lunch to your Half Day trip for $15 per person.

    *Trip prices do not include alcoholic beverages, Washington State fishing license or gratuities for the guide

    Call 509.607.1804
  • Klickitat River

    The Klickitat River flows directly from the caps of Mt. Adams and is located in South Central Washington near the town of Goldendale. This wild river boasts some of the largest strains of wild steelhead in the state, along with an abundance of hatchery steelhead. Klickitat steelhead begin to enter the river in June, with the run continuing until the river closes at the end of November. The river is subject to high, off-color water due to snow melt over the summer months, so we focus most of our effort during the months of October and November. However, cool nighttime temperatures during the months of July and August can make for great fishing. Be sure to bring your binoculars as there is abundant wildlife including deer, black bear and wild turkeys.

    Pricing

    Yakima full day 2 anglers $395

    Yakima single angler $350

    Yakima Half day $325

    Third person $100

    Klickitat Full day $495

    Naches Full day $495

    Methow Full day $495

    Desert creeks $495

    Kettle river $495

    Full day trips are 8+ hours / Half day trips are 4-5 hours

    Full Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. Also included is a gourmet riverside BBQ lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Half-Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. You can add a riverside lunch to your Half Day trip for $15 per person.

    *Trip prices do not include alcoholic beverages, Washington State fishing license or gratuities for the guide

    Call 509.607.1804
  • Kettle River

    The Kettle River is a beautiful mid-sized trout stream located in the Northeastern corner of Washington State (it actually flows in and out of Canada…twice!) Public access to the Kettle is hard to come by and fishing pressure is almost non-existent, making dry fly fishing the method of choice. The river is home to native Red-Band Rainbows and Browns averaging 12-18 inches, with the possibility of hooking a truly monster Brown Trout. The Kettle River fishes best from late June to early September depending on river flow. We primarily float this river from either drift boats or rafts, again depending on river volume.

    Pricing

    Yakima full day 2 anglers $395

    Yakima single angler $350

    Yakima Half day $325

    Third person $100

    Klickitat Full day $495

    Naches Full day $495

    Methow Full day $495

    Desert creeks $495

    Kettle river $495

    Full day trips are 8+ hours / Half day trips are 4-5 hours

    Full Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. Also included is a gourmet riverside BBQ lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Half-Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. You can add a riverside lunch to your Half Day trip for $15 per person.

    *Trip prices do not include alcoholic beverages, Washington State fishing license or gratuities for the guide

    Call 509.607.1804
  • Desert Creeks

    Crab Creek is a great spring creek fishery located 90 minutes east of Ellensburg. The scenery is spectacular with waterfalls, basalt cliffs and an explosion of wildflowers in the spring. You can expect to see Rainbows and Browns that are usually more than willing to eat a dry fly or dry/dropper combo. We also guide Rocky Ford Creek, a spring creek located 45 minutes east of Ellensburg. It is fishable year round and offers consistent fishing for Rainbow Trout up to 10 pounds. The fishing at Rocky Ford can be very technical at times, requiring long leaders and small flies. It is a great destination for anglers wanting to test their skills against big, wary trout.

    Pricing

    Yakima full day 2 anglers $395

    Yakima single angler $350

    Yakima Half day $325

    Third person $100

    Klickitat Full day $495

    Naches Full day $495

    Methow Full day $495

    Desert creeks $495

    Kettle river $495

    Full day trips are 8+ hours / Half day trips are 4-5 hours

    Full Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. Also included is a gourmet riverside BBQ lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Half-Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. You can add a riverside lunch to your Half Day trip for $15 per person.

    *Trip prices do not include alcoholic beverages, Washington State fishing license or gratuities for the guide

    Call 509.607.1804
  • Methow River

    The Methow is an enticing river that offers a vast array of fish including Rainbow trout, Cutthroat, Bull trout and Steelhead. This exciting fishery is located in the North Central part of Washington State. The Methow is a smaller river, offering both wade fishing as well as float fishing from a raft. Raft fishing will allow us to reach water that is very difficult to access on foot. The summer trout season is fantastic, which usually runs from July-September. The Methow does have a fall steelhead season, but this is dependent on the number of wild and hatchery steelhead that make it over Wells Dam each year. Typically the steelhead season will run October- March. The Methow river offers beautiful views as well as an abundance of wildlife.

    Pricing

    Yakima full day 2 anglers $395

    Yakima single angler $350

    Yakima Half day $325

    Third person $100

    Klickitat Full day $495

    Naches Full day $495

    Methow Full day $495

    Desert creeks $495

    Kettle river $495

    Full day trips are 8+ hours / Half day trips are 4-5 hours

    Full Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. Also included is a gourmet riverside BBQ lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Half-Day trips include rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (leaders, tippet etc.) as well as waders and boots if needed. You can add a riverside lunch to your Half Day trip for $15 per person.

    *Trip prices do not include alcoholic beverages, Washington State fishing license or gratuities for the guide

    Call 509.607.1804
  • Mike Canady

    Mike is the head guide and owner of The Ellensburg Angler He is married to his wonderful wife Jamie and they have an awesome son named Caiden. Mike was born and raised in Washington State and has been chasing fish since he can remember. Mike has been in the fly fishing industry since the age of 17 and has been guiding on the Yakima river full time since 2005. Mike is a licensed coast guard captain and a licensed Washington state guide. He is always Safe, positive, patient and loves to teach new anglers as well as coaching the most experienced anglers. When not guiding you will find Mike out scouting new fishing opportunities or camping with his family and fishing with his son Caiden who loves to fish as much as his dad.
  • Jarryd Valbush

    Jarryd Valbush was born and raised in Washington State, Jarryd's first fish came at a very early age and since then he has been chasing tight lines, from salmon and halibut in Neah Bay to steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula and trout on local lakes and streams. Once Jarryd started fly fishing he never looked back, Jarryd is passionate about fishing and loves every day he is on the water, and his enthusiasm is contagious.
  • Stefan Woodruff

    Stefan Woodruff started fishing with his father at the age of 7 and has spent most of his life chasing a variety of fish in his home state of Washington. He has been guiding in Central Washington since 2011 and lives in Ellensburg with his girlfriend and two dogs. When he's not rowing his Adipose skiff on the Yakima, Stefan enjoys fishing with friends and family and hunting birds and big game.
  • Dustin Toney

    Dustin was born and raised in Helena Montana, Dustin grew up fishing the Missouri, Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers of Montana. Dustin moved to Washington 12 years ago with his beautiful Wife and 4 children. He absolutely loves guiding the Yakima river, he is a patient guide that loves teaching new anglers the sport of fly fishing. When Dustin is not guiding on the Yakima you will usually find him trekking around the desert exploring desert creeks or fishing the Methow river for trout in the summertime. Spend a day on the water with Dustin and I gurantee you will learn something new.
  • Connor Ross

    Connor was born and raised in Washington state, Connor is a well experienced, patient and knowledgeable Guide. He has a long line of men with the love of fishing in his family and carries that tradition with him today. He grew up fishing all over the Northwest with his family and close friends. Connor Has been fishing the Yakima river for as long as he can remember and started guiding it in 2006. When Connor is not guiding on the Yakima you will find him hanging out with his Fiance Autumn or playing golf. Spend a day on the Yakima with Connor and you will not be dissapointed.
  • Todd Fuchigami

    Todd Fuchigami grew up fishing the reefs and open water of Oahu, Hawaii. He joined the Army in 2003 and has been stationed throughout the continental U.S. Todd was first introduced into the world of fly fishing while being stationed in North Carolina. His first trout caught on a fly was in the Smoky Mountains. Since that time he's been addicted to fly fishing and sharing his passion with others. His job in the Army as a Flight Medic and Medical Instructor is apparent when he’s working with new anglers. He's fished for striped bass off the coast of New York, stalked monster bonefish in Hawaii, and chased trout in several states on both coasts. Todd's true passion is chasing trout in the desert creeks of Eastern Washington.

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