Columbia River, Washington Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Jack Mitchel
Fly Fishing Map of Columbia River, WA
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Columbia River, Washington Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
When the fishing are not surface oriented, utilize long leaders and a Sancramento nymph rig.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Columbia River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 138,000

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 32 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: evening

Best stretch: Only one stretch

Best access point: Northport boat launch

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Drakes, PMD's, Caddis, Baetis

Fish species: Rainbow with a few Cutthroat , Brown and Brook trout.

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Spokane

Columbia River Description

The Upper Columbia is a LARGE river. The flows range from 45K to 250K. 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 blizard Caddis, ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry flies and Soft hackles

7-Day Forecast

Good.....Heat wave will drive the activity to LATE

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