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The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout Since 1988
The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout Since 1988

Upper Columbia Guided Fishing
Black Bear Lodge on the River
Upper Columbia  Fly Fishing Trips for Wild Redband Rainbow and Cutthroat
Call/text 509.859.2280   Email jack@theeveninghatch.com


Current availability for prime time-2020

Our early season is March 20 – April 10

Our hatch season is    May 20 – July 13
Current availability    May 20 – June 10   July 1-4

Our fall season is   Aug 25 – Oct 15
Current availability   Sept 1-6    Sept 11-22     Oct 1-25

Call/text 509.859.2280   Email jack@theeveninghatch.com



Standard Rates

Day trips available      Feb 15 – Oct 20      $595 Per boat

Overnight trips      March 1 – Oct 20     $545 Per person based on double occupancy     Combine as many days as wanted -We suggest a minimum of three.

Upper Columbia Fly Fishing – For the past 18 years we have been investigating (fishing) the northeast corner of Washington.  The Upper Columbia is one of the watersheds we fish in the NE corner and we have a beautiful lodge riverside. The river sports incredible insect hatches seasonally.  While hatches are not gauranteed day in and day out, the trout are at times tuned into the surface which makes for great fun.  Tactics very from the late winter/early spring fishing using single hand and double hand swing tactics to the June/July hatch season featuring bliard Caddis, Drakes and various Mayflies to the late Summer Fall hatches of Baetis, October Caddis and terrestrials.  The primary target fish on the UC are rainbows and there are some BIG ones.  In addition there are Cutthroat and Brook trout.  We also fish various watersheds in conjunction with the Upper Columbia trip, including the Kettle river

Feb 15 – April 30 SWING tactics
May 1 – July 25 HATCH tactics
Aug 20 – Oct 20 FALL Terrestrial and hatches and swing tactics

We offer day trips and we offer overnight trips featuring our very own ‘Black Bear Lodge’ – We cannot get any closer to the river. The lodge provides us with convenience and comfort, a great plae to stay and tell stories about the ones landed and the ones that ‘got away’. Lodging is base on two people per room. In addition to the fishing we have a myriad of non angling activities for those that would rather do other things….Interpretive scenic river floats, birding, day hikes, winery tours, etc.

All fish on the Upper Columbia River are wild residents and not steelhead. -How to get there