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The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout Since 1988
The Best of Washington Trout & Steelhead
Overnight Packages and Day Trips

Upper Columbia Guided Fishing
Black Bear Lodge
Upper Columbia  Fly Fishing Trips
Wild Redband Rainbow

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DAY TRIPS  Feb 15 – Oct 20
$695 Per boat – 2 people
$595 Per boat – 1 person


OVERNIGHT TRIPS   Mar 15 – Oct 20
$695 Per person, per fishing day based on double occupancy – Guide, lodging, food, equipment, flies and fun.

Remaining  2024 Package Dates
May 24-28   4 spots
May 28-1   2 spots
May 28-31 2 spots
June 1-5    2 spots
June 5-8    2 spots
June 15-16 2 Spots
June 18-20 2 spots

Sept 3-7                    2 Spots
Sept 7-11                  2 spots
Sept 11-15                6 spots
Sept 15-18               4 spots
Sept 19-23               2 Spots
Sept 29 – Oct 4      2 Spots
Oct  8-12                  6 spots



Upper Columbia Fly Fishing – For the past 30 years we have been investigating (fishing) the northeast corner of Washington.  The UC 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 blizzard 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, based on conditions.

-FEB/MARCH – Swing season
-APRIL/MAY 15 – Transition months
-MAY 15 / JULY 15 – Hatch Season-Caddis. Blue Wings, PMD’s, Drakes
-SEPT 1 / OCT 15 – Hopper, Oct Caddis

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 place to stay and tell stories about the ones landed and the ones that ‘got away’. Lodging is based 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