The Evening Hatch, WA

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodges throughout Washington

The Evening Hatch, WA

Details

Guiding anglers in Washington since 1988. The Upper Columbia, Kettle, Olympic Peninsula, Desert Creeks - We provide our guests with what they want most... exciting, fun, educational Washington fly fishing adventure. For those who would rather enjoy the scenery, we also offer Scenic River Floats! The Evening Hatch offers world class blue ribbon catch and release fly fishing for Rainbow and Cutthroat trout on the Upper Columbia/ featuring Black Bear Lodge in northeastern Washington. Our summer run steelhead adventures include the Klickitat river featuring 'The Steelhead Ranch' . We target wild native winter run steelhead and hatchery steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula and The Quinault Cabin is our base when doing so.

The reputation of The Evening Hatch is based directly on our developed programs and original programs, quality facilities, our staff that greets you at these locations and our guide that shows you the best of that fishery. We are fortunate to have our crew.

We are grass roots, from the get go... We won't presume to tell you how to fish; Whether it be dry flies, streamers, nymphing or swinging... We are well versed in all techniques with a fly rod, both single hand and double handers and can teach you the intricacies of the methods you are interested in. If there is something you would like or not like on your trip, let us know and we will make it happen! Most importantly we like to have fun!

As seen on or in:
The Drake, Grays Sorting Journal, Catch Magazine, Seattle Times, New York Times, American Angler, Fly Fisherman, Northwest Fly Fishing, Trout TV, This is Fly, Seasons on the Fly, Field and Stream, Cabelas Outdoor Adventures & Northwest Backroads

Accommodations

Black Bear Lodge

Capacity is 8 people. We however prefer 6.

The lodge has SPECTACULAR VIEWS as it over hangs the Columbia river. The lodge has WIFI and Cable.

Each room has a view of the river with one of the rooms being 'beyond spectacular'.

All rooms are in the main building.

Food, beverage and open bar are provided.

The Steelhead Ranch

Capacity is 10 people. We however prefer 8

The lodge has SPECTACULAR VIEWS as it is in the Shrub Steppe of the Cascade mountain rangs and features a double mountain view of Mount Hood and Mount Adams.

Two rooms are in the main building. and there are 3 separate cabins.

Food, beverage and open bar are provided.

The Quinualt Cabin

Capacity is 6 people.

The lodge has SPECTACULAR VIEWS as it looks out over Lake Quinault and at Colonel Bob Mountain. The lodge has WIFI and Cable.

Two rooms are in the main building. and one room is in a separate building.

Food, beverage and open bar are provided.

FAQ

Rates:

Black Bear Lodge - $545 per day per person based on double occupancy http://theeveninghatch.com/upper_columbia_flyfishing

The Steelhead Ranch - $495 per day per person based on double occupancy http://theeveninghatch.com/klickitat

The Quinault Cabin - $545 per day per person based on double occupancy http://theeveninghatch.com/olympic_peninsula

Species:

Black Bear Lodge - Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

The Steelhead Ranch - Summer Steelhead, Chinook and Coho Salmon

The Quinault Cabin - Winter Steelhead

Season:

Black Bear Lodge: March 15 - Oct 15

The Steelhead Ranch: June 1 - Nov 30

The Quinaut Cabin: Feb 1 - April 15

Region/Terrain:

Black Bear Lodge - Foothills of the Kootenay mountain range. Wildlife is abundant. The upper Columbia is the primary river we fish and it is the largest trout river in the world. In addition we fish a predominant tributary call the Kettle river. Very low population density.

The Steelhead Ranch - This facility sits in the Shrub Steppe / East slope of the Cascades basically on the south flank of Mount Adams. Rugged country and home to one of the only forests of 'Scrub Oak'. Ample wildlife and very low population density

The Quinault Cabin - is on Lake Quinault and a stones through away from the Olympic National Park. This region is a true Rain Forest. Ample wildlife and very low population density

Typical Weather:

Black Bear Lodge - 33 inches of rain a year. Rich climate for gardens . air temps range from20 - 100degrees depending on the season....Definitely 4 seasons.

The Steelhead Ranch - Semi Arid with only 15 inches of rain a year. Definitely 4 season with temperatures ranging from 20 - 100 degrees depending on the season

The Quinault Cabin - 133 inches of rain a year with temperatures ranging from 30 - 80 degrees depending on the time of year.

What is Provided:

Everything is provided except for licenses and airfare.

Provided:
Guided trips, lodging, food, open bar, flies, equipment.

Not Provided:
Fishing licenses, Air fare and transportion to the lodges

NOTE: We will pick you up and take you back to the closest major airport assuming there are 4 or more people for 3 or more days.

What to Bring:

A smile:)

Gear Recommendations:

Black Bear Lodge

  • Single hand 9-9.5 foot 4-6 weights / Dry line and variable sink tip systems
  • 4-6 Weight Two hand rods with dual density and med to long belly line
  • Clothing - Layers based on season
  • Waders suggested

The Steelhead Ranch

  • Single hand 9.5 foot 7-8 weights / Dry line and variable sink tip systems
  • 7-8 Weight Two hand rods with dual density and med to long belly lines
  • Clothing - Layers based on season
  • Waders suggested

The Quinault Cabin

  • Single hand 9.5 foot 7-8 weights / Dry line
  • 7-8 Weight Two hand rods with dual density and standard Skagit lines
  • Clothing - Layers based on season
  • Waders needed
  • The best raincoat you have

Additional Activities:

Black Bear Lodge
We Can also accommodate Grouse and Turkey hunts during season

At all our locations we can provide Scenic River Floats for the non angler. The birding at all of our locations can be exceptional. We can also help coordinate extra activities outside of our scope of service... i.e. Wine tours etc.

Other:

Dogs can join us at The Steelhead Ranch and at Black Bear Lodge.

Hatchery steelhead can be retained while at The Steelhead Ranch and The Quinault Cabin.

We will pick you up and take you back to the closest major airport assuming there are 4 or more people for 3 or more days.

All our facilities feature wireless internet.

Reviews

The Evening Hatch
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
Upper Columbia, Klickitat and Quinault Rivers

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