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The Best of Washington Trout and Steelhead since 1988

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Guiding fly fishers in Washington The Yakima/Naches. Klickitat, Upper Columbia, Kettle, Olympic Peninsula, Methow, Desert Creeks – We provide our guests with what they want most…exciting, fun fly fishing adventure. For those who would rather enjoy the scenery, we also offer Scenic River Floats! The Evening Hatch offers blue ribbon catch and release fly fishing for Rainbow and Cutthroat trout on ‘Our Home Waters’ of Central Washington’s spectacular Yakima River, on the Upper Columbia/ featuring Black Bear Lodge in northeastern Washington and on the Methow river in north central Washington. Our summer run steelhead adventures include the Klickitat river featuring ‘The Steelhead Ranch’ . We target wild native winter run Steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula. We feature our own conveniently located Yakima River Fly Shop on Yakima River Canyon road, just off exit #109 in Ellensburg as well as two post and beam lodges. To schedule an adventure, contact us today! We guarantee our service and we were the first to do so! The only guide service covering the Yakima from Easton to Roza Since 1988. The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout – The Yakima/Naches, Klickitat, Upper Columbia, Methow, Kettle, Olympic Peninsula and more!


"Jack Mitchell - The Evening Hatch built THE STEELHEAD RANCH on a plateau above the valley of Washington's Klickitat River. The beautiful home is both lodge and the centerpiece in a complex of new buildings for clients and guides. Unique among non-wilderness lodges, the superb guides are on site 24/7. And they find steelhead; angler success is astonishingly high. Accommodations can be brochure boilerplate, but here fly fishermen live large with new friends. I don't know of another steelhead river served so well. See you there!"

-- Trey Combs ★★★★★


"The Meriwether Lewis" of Washington State. Nobody has put in more time searching and developing opportunities for fly-fishermen in Washington than Jack. From the steelhead of the Klickitat and the Methow to the trout of the Yakima and the Columbia, Jack knows about it. His operation is top-notch and remember "Trust your Guide".

-- Greg Heister / Seasons on the Fly

★★★★★

"Thank you for putting together such a great event!! I had a blast and learned a lot from your presentation. I went out after the last seminar and utilized your soft J presentation in combination with walking it down, and I connected with my first summer run steelhead, a nice one at that!! Again thank you for the great day on the Klick and I hope to see you out there soon."

-- Tom MacDonald

★★★★★



"I just returned home from our trip and wanted to say thanks again for the hospitality. It doesn't take long to see you have created an incredible operation for yourself. You can count on me attending in future years."

-- Joe Obrien/Fly Shop Manager

★★★★★

"Just wanted to say thanks again for both your tremendous hospitality and help in doing this thing with Trey in support of Swing the Fly. I really liked your operation and enjoyed the few days there. It was tough to have to leave and head to Forks."

-- Zack Williams / Swing the Fly

★★★★★


"Thoroughly enjoyed the trip! Great staff you have working for you. I'll be back next winter. Hope you got a fish to the shore for Festy. Cheers!"

-- Mike McMahon

★★★★★



"Thanks Jack. We had a blast! Russel was great and we will see you on the next river. Thanks again."

-- Tony / Tony Camp Plumbing

★★★★★