Guided Trips

Yakima River Fly Fishing Trip

News for 2015, Next to zero snow pack, but the reservoirs are full 100%. June will be a interesting month with no water bank in the mountains will the flows be minimal and gradual on the early irrigation season. if so watch for increased dry fly action on all major hatches: Mothers day caddis, PMDs, Golden Stones and the Drakes. Summertime on the Yakima River is blessed with three things: wild trout, good water flows and summer stones. The wild trout are cutthroat and rainbows with cutties in the upper river above the diversion for the most part. Wild rainbows - both "red sides" and "Gerard" are throughout the system. We have 70 miles of guide-able water in the area for fly fishing with a very diverse set of conditions. The Yakima River above Roza Dam consists of two majestic river canyons, large flats and braided areas, connected by a ten mile section of large log jams and cut-banks.  This also Includes spring creek attributes and a freestone geography. The summer stones offer the trout and angler opportunity, food in big bites for trout and flies in big dries for the angler. The hatch runs from July into September and is the prevailing food source. Along with hoppers, beetles, crane flies and ants, you could say that the Yakima River is exclusively "big bug" game. Well it’s not completely but I have never fished the Yakima River without using some kind of stonefly or terrestrial during the summer months. So what does this mean for us as anglers? It means we can choose to fish the dry fly nearly anytime with one that is large and visible and do this on the move from a drift boat covering many miles a day. The high summertime flows offer a "run and gun" style of angling that is very technical in casting and rewarding when it comes together in the act of getting trout to rise inches from cover to

Naches River Trout Trip

Another great fly fishing opportunity wile fishing in the Yakima River area is the Naches River, located southwest of Ellensburg. The Naches flows into the Yakima River near Yakima, Washington. This smaller cousin to the Yakima with a recent C&R regulation has become a notable trout stream that has native Cutthroat and Bull Trout as well as good numbers of Rainbow trout. The federally protected bull trout are not a target and won't be fished for. It's the Cutthroat that draw our attention and the larger sized Cutt-Bows that find dry flies irresistible. With a good supply of hoppers and summer stones, there is no shortage of good sized insects to tempt the rising Cutthroat. The Naches River is a must-fish for any visitor or resident trout fisherman in Washington. The Naches is easily reached from Ellensburg and the Yakima View B&B. I commonly visit this stream on multi-day trips giving the angler a great variety of angling opportunities. The Naches River fly fishes best from late June into July and August. See below for an outline of our Naches River fly fishing excursions pricing and call 253-307-3210 or email jeff@brazdasflyfishing.com for more information. You can also get the booking process started by filling out the form in the right hand sidebar. Natches River Drift Boat Guide - Two Anglers $475 plus tax Natches River Guide - With Lodging $325 per person • Day Trips Include: Guide, Lunch and gear. Not Included: Washington State tax, fishing license and travel. • Private Lodging Includes: Guide, breakfast, lunch, dinner, shuttle and gear. Not included: Washington State tax, fishing license or travel. • View/Download our Cancellation Policy: Here If you are interested in a Naches River Fly Fishing trip, call us at 253-307-3210 or email jeff@brazdasflyfishing.com. We also offer guided adventures to other areas of Washington including: Methow River Steelhead, Olympic Peninsula Steelhead, Yakima River Fly Fishing, Klickitat River Steelhead and Salmon and the Methow River Trout trip.

Methow River Trout Fishing

News For 2015: I am going to hold off guiding the trout season here this summer. For two reasons one the fires and the floods last year devastated the LOCAL resident populations of trout in stretches below Beaver creek and I feel they need to be left alone for a while. Two, the upper stretches that still have good populations wont be needing additional pressure from anglers, I don't want to be part of condensed angling if I can help it.  Compounded pressure on healthy stocks is not good and happens enough when we have WDFW closures. The Methow River is a world class steelhead river, but did you know that it is also an awesome trout river? "The Met" as we call it, has the largest trout of any float-able river in Washington State. I have seen bull trout over 20 pounds and Cutt-Bows in the seven pound range. The Methow is a very diverse river that brings all the regular insect life with an addition of large runs of salmon that provide huge amounts of food for the resident trout population. With some of the state's best hopper fishing and world class sized cutthroats, The Methow River is at the top of my list for adventure angling in Washington State. The Methow is free of any flood control dams; hence the area has a natural spring snow run-off and is dependent on that for angling timing. For best results, we begin fishing it at or around 2500 cfs. and this typically begins in July on an average year. However, don't wait for the water - book your trip ahead of time and we can adapt at the time of your booking should we need to. See below for our outline of Methow River trout fishing options and call 253-307-3210 if you have any questions.  You can also start the booking process by filling out the form in the right hand sidebar. Drift Boat -

Klickitat River Steelhead fly fishing Trip

Klickitat River Steelhead fly fishing: Washington State's Klickitat River is well known for its hard fighting run of fall steelhead and salmon, and recent years' action has been very good. Considered by some to be the "hardest fighting steelhead" of any Columbia River tributary, and I find that to be true as well. With a possibility of 20 pound fish, fly fishing the Klickitat River is a favorite among die-hard steelhead anglers. I fish it the most in September when the big push of fresh fish meets the optimum water temps for the dry line and Skagit style swing. It also fishes well late in November and I find myself there when the Methow River starts to freeze. WE HAVE AN UNEXPECTED HIGHER RETURN OF HATCHERY STEELHEAD NOW IN : Book a June through August trip now for these early return steelhead! The best time to fish here is September through November when the fish numbers are best. Both Chinook Salmon and the fall run Steelhead push into the river en mass as water temps drop at the start of September. If you are interested in fishing some of the best waters for steelhead and salmon, call us at 253-307-3210 or email jeff@brazdasflyfishing.com to book your Washington fly fishing adventure today. We can handle any size group and can customize an adventure based on your skills and goals. Thank you for choosing Brazda's Fly Fishing and we look forward to providing a great Klickitat River fly fishing experience for you! Book early for the LODGING special, this is a real deal, time and hassle saver! Lodging special is availability specific. Call 253-307-3210 or email jeff@brazdasflyfishing.com for details. You can also book a trip by filling out the form in the right hand sidebar. We look forward to hearing from you! Drift Boat - Two Anglers $525 plus tax Drift boat - One angler $450 plus tax • Day Trips Include: lunch and guide, sometimes shuttle. Not included: Washington

Methow River Steelhead fly fishing

Methow River steelhead fly fishing: The Columbia river has the worlds largest combined run of salmon and steelhead. The extent of conservation and technology developed to provide safe passage of smolt down stream and adults upstream has been paying dividends. With huge Chinook runs spawning throughout the Columbia and its tributary, the Methow River system is one of its gems with large runs of salmon, native cutthroat on the prowl, steelhead holding in every likely spot, and huge bull trout lurking. The Methow River is returning to the fishery I remember as a young boy and I am sure my grandfather is looking on with a huge smile. The steelhead of the main stem originally were about 15 lbs. on average, with various smaller subspecies utilizing upper reaches and tributaries. Now, with Federal supplemental brood stocking influence, the Methow River steelhead run has returned substantially, and most of these fish are of the 4 to 10 lb. range with the larger native fish still there and returning better every season. We find a few steelhead over 15 pounds every season, and many of those are likely strays from the Snake River system. Every season we are finding that more and more true wild steelhead are returning home to the Methow River. The supplemental brood stocking system is working wonders and accounts for half of our caught steelhead with another 25% or more being hatchery fish without adipose fins that we are happy to keep. See below for an outline of our prices and feel free to call us at 253-307-3210 if you have any questions. You can also book this trip by emailing jeff@brazdasflyfishing.com or filling out the inquiry form in the right hand sidebar. Raft - Two Anglers $495 plus tax Raft - single angler $395 plus tax • Day Trips Include: lunch and guide, sometimes shuttle. Not included, Travel and Wa state sales tax, Washington state fishing Licenses, upper Columbia fishing endorsement. •

Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Giant Winter Run Steelhead The wild steelhead fly fishing on the Olympic Peninsula is most often considered the best steelhead fishing in the entire nation. With the ever present El Diablo of wild winter steelhead many anglers say its WORLD CLASS FLY FISHING. Any date January through April can easily be the best day of steelhead fishing for the entire year. The area boasts not just one great steelhead river, but 6 all within an easy drive of Forks Washington. The Olympic Peninsula is known for its giant wild winter Steelhead. Catches over 20 lbs. are common every season and the last few have brought the biggest fish I have seen in over twenty years of angling in the region. Join me on your next trip to find the always elusive and majestic wild steelhead of the Olympic Peninsula. We often fish double hand Skagit techniques as well as on the move from drift boats. See below for an outline of fees, for more information or to book a trip, please fill out the form in the upper right hand sidebar or feel free to give us a call at 253-307-3210. We can answer any questions you may have about our Washington fly fishing guided trips or talk to you about availability. We look forward to hearing from you! Fully Hosted steelhead packages @ " Wild Duc Lodge" Day Trips on the Olympic Peninsula 2 anglers 3 day 3 night - 5 day 6 night, call for quotes. May-January $495 plus tax. Feb-April $550 plus tax Queets River ONP Steelhead Permit 271 additional charges apply Day trips single angler  $450 plus tax. • Day Trips Include: Lunch, shuttle, guide. Not included: Washington State fishing license, Washington State sales tax,travel and lodging; but we are happy to make recommendations. • Queets River ONP Trip Includes: Lunch, guide, additional charges vary. Not included: travel, lodging and Washington State sales tax. FULLY HOSTED PACKAGES: Available January through April on the Olympic Peninsula.

Baja Mexico Fishing

News for 2015, the Sardines have arrived great time to go! Unfortunately I have to many honey do's this spring for this trip please call Jay Murakoshi he may have some room.. The great Peninsula separating the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez is home to some of the greatest fly fishing adventure yet to be discovered. Every year new areas are pioneered and new fly fishing options are found. The opportunity is endless for the adventure angler; I don't think anyone could cover them all. My first visit to the Baja Peninsula was back in 1985 when Cabo was a pile of unset bricks and Cabo Wabo and Senior Frogs were just beginning. Now a days, I cringe at the thought of driving south to the Cabo Airport. That aside, the fishing, the weather and the views are still pretty amazing. What we do here is plan trips around the La Paz area using two different services that provide two distinct options. One trip we stay and fish right out of La Paz launching from the local marina traveling out to various locations in search for our quarry. This option is best suited for the family style with accommodations equal to the close-in fishing. The service uses American made boats with local captains. We dine out in the town nightly and have much more time in port on a daily basis. The other option is a daily travel to the outskirts, south of La Paz to East Cape and Half Moon bay. Here, we meet up with a group of fishing guides and launch daily on the beach. This is geared towards the hardcore angler looking for a location a little ways off the beaten path. From the launch site, we will commonly travel 30 minutes to an hour back to the bait and start our fishing there. The fishing in itself is very similar, we buy chum - whatever is running at the

Yucatan Peninsula

I wish to invite you to go fishing with me to a brand new lodge located outside of Punta Allen in Ascension Bay, "La Pescadora Lodge"on the Yucatan Peninsula. This is a trip that I plan on doing for many years to come and it definitely fits the criteria of my clients as well as my personal fishing agenda. We are targeting Permit and Bonefish but will be hunting whatever the flats will offer. After many months chasing the elusive "Permit of the Yucatan" I can honestly say they bite much better here than anywhere else I have seen. The sheer size of Permit we see in April or May is also something to make note of. This new lodge has its own private Bonefish flat for the hardcore fishing enthusiast that can't seem to get enough of a good time. This is a fully hosted fly fishing adventure with its own 4-wheel drive shuttle to the lodge location from Cancun, Mexico. Join me and some great friends on a vacation full of fun and fishing on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. • This seasons trip is Cancelled sorry too many honey do's, please contact La Pescadores or Yellow Dog for a trip to the area. I will resume yearly trips to the region in 2016, thanks you Jeff.. • Costs w/o Airfare and Shuttle to the Lodge: $2400 USD a week (6 days fishing) per person. • Trip Includes: 7 nights lodging and six days guided fly fishing along with all meals, licenses and taxes. • Local Guides: If you have ever fished with a Mexican guide you will appreciate the vacation I can plan for you, right down to the flies and hooks on the end of your string! Contact us today at 253-307-2130 or email jeff@brazdasflyfishing.com for additional information or to book your Yucatan Peninsula or Baja Fishing adventure! We also offer great trips to Washington including: Olympic Peninsula Steelhead, Methow River Trout, Klickitat River Steelhead, Methow River Steelhead,