WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
Strong return of Columbia River coho,
OLYMPIA - A return of more than one million Columbia River coho salmon - the largest
run since 2001 - is expected to brighten fishing prospects this year from the Washington
coast to the Upper Columbia River.
While salmon forecasts are up overall in the Columbia River, coho and Chinook returns to
Puget Sound are expected to be slightly down this year.
Guided Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Trips Klickitat River Washington State
The Klickitat river is by far one of the best kept secrets in fresh water fishing.
Providing Full Package Guided Drift Boat Fishing, Riverside Lodging in unique open beam cabins and meals that please all.
Fishing eight to ten miles a day.
Klickitat River Guides is a third generation guide service that was founded By my father Phil Zoller in the 1960s
Most of the river runs through a Remote road less no trails Indian reservation. The lower 30 miles is ran with drift boats.
Our company holds one of two fishing guides permits on the wild and scenic section. This provides low guided pressure.
Being that the Klickitat is a glacier flowing stream the water stays cool and the fish stay firm and powerful. The Salmon and Steelhead migrate from the Pacific ocean up the Columbia and into the Klickitat . The Fish migration starts taking place in the spring and runs through the winter.
The climate in the Klickitat valley is very unique. As the storms come in off the pacific the rain falls in the cascade range. Twenty miles west of the Klickitat its a rain forest ten miles east its a desert. We have Pine and oak forest with the south faced hills being mixed with open natural meadows and talk about wildlife you name it its here.
So if your looking to take a fishing trip and want Big fish! Great scenery! Second and third generation guides that were brought up to be guides, give us a call or email.
We can accommodate up to eight people per day
Many folks book two day trips.
Guided Fishing $175.00 per person
Lodging 1-2 people $80.00 Add $10.00 additional persons per cabin
Meals $40,00 per person includes Dinner Breakfast lunch
Full package two people one night stay one day fishing total cost $510.00
Deposit to send is one half $255.00
Send deposit to
Tracy Zoller PO Box 322 Klickitat Wa. 98628
Make check out to Klickitat River Guides.
Put your trip date on check memo.
Deposits are non-refundable. The space is held for you and this means turning others away. In consideration of our clients, deposits are transferable to an alternate date if available or to another individual. We suggest and recommend trip cancellation insurance for those purchasing airline tickets.
1. From Portland Oregon take I-84 East to Hood River Oregon
2. Take Exit 64 of the hwy and turn left at the bottom of the exit,
proceed across the Hood River Toll Bridge (75 cents) to the Washington
side of the Columbia River
3. Turn right on the Washington side onto Hwy 14 (If you are
stopping for your license, you will see Bridgemart immediately on your
4. From this point, travel approximately 12 mile East on Hwy 14,
cross over the Klicktiat River bridge, with signs on the right
reading, Klickitat, Hwy 142 next left.
5. Take an immediate left onto Hwy 142. Travel upstream on the east
side of the Klickitat River for 10 mile. When you cross the Klickitat
at mile 10, take an immediate left into the open gate. Stay to your
right on the gravel road for about a mile. You will see a cedar
house stay to your right continue on, we will be the next place you
Always Believing Tracy Zoller
KLICKITAT BIG KINGS
GREAT SCENERY BIG FISH
About The Author: Captain Tracy Zoller
Company: KLICKITAT RIVER GUIDES
Area Reporting: Columbia Rivers Klickitat River
Bio: Klickitat River Guides family ran Steelhead Salmon drift boat fishing guide service established in 1969. We hold the only guide permit on the Wild and scenic section of the Klickitat River