The Pacific Northwest is an area of startling beauty. Strewn with mountains, lakes, waterfalls, volcanos, and some of the best fishing in the world, the Pacific Northwest has a fishing spot for everyone. Below you’ll find three featured fishing spots in three different states, before you go adventuring, make sure you’re outfitted for the temperamental weather of The Great Pacific Northwest.

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Idaho

Idaho is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Featuring beautiful vistas and a low population, escape the crowds and lose yourself in nature. The South Fork of the Snake River is an exceptionalopportunity to do just that.

Partake in world-class blue-ribbon trout fishing in the stunning 25-mile canyon of the Snake River below Palisades Dam. While you fish, you can enjoy the nature on display as bald eagles avidly nest in this area and elk are known to wander down for a sip.

Where to stay

Make the South Fork Idaho Lodge in Swan Valley your home base while you’re in town. Newly remodeled in a rustic theme, you’ll find comfy log beds and the sounds of the river trickling through the windows. Step outside to enjoy your coffee and watch the elk wander down the meadow. Have a whole group? They have an incredible guesthouse for rent in addition to cabins and single rooms.

Washington

Washington state has some of the best fly fishing in the country, and access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing options offer variety in fish available. Ranked at the top of the list for best fishing spots, is the largely unspoiled Klickitat River in Lyle, Washington. Filled with river worn boulders and surrounded by a dense tree line, this is a particularly beautiful part of Washington. A consistent producer of over a 1,000 steelhead a year, the fishing here holds up pretty well into October. An insider tip—steelhead here are known for enjoying fresh grasshoppers.

Washington has a reputation for its temperamental weather. Sunny and warm one minute and showers the next, you’ll want gear that layers and performs in a variety of weather. Make sure you pack a versatile long sleeve fishing shirt to keep you dry and protected from the sun.

Where to stay

Just 10 miles from the KlickitatLyle, Washington offers one quaint hotel (The Lyle Hotel) with a hip vibe and local brews. The main benefit of staying in Lyle is the maneuverable boat ramp to head onto the Klickitat. For more options, trek it to the larger city of The Dalles (Oregon), where you’ll find ample lodging options and a great mix of eateries and things to do.

Oregon

Bend ranks in the top 10 fly fishing towns in the US. The Metolius River will test your mettle as an angler and is known as one of the prettiest rivers in the US.

With patience, persistence, and respect for the wild, vigilant trout, you’ll be rewarded. These crystal-clear waters stream through the Deschutes National Forest and are known for producing hefty bull trout (sometimes over 10 pounds). While rainbow and brown trout that inhabit the river stretch out at over 24 inches. As this water stays cold all year round, you’ll want a great set on fishing bibs if you plan of fishing here.

Where to stay

The nearby town of Sisters, Oregon is a quaint town with just 2,500 residences. There are a variety of hotel and lodge options here that will allow you to unwind after a day on the river. Sisters’ prides itself on an art and culture atmosphere, so you’ll also find frequent events, mom and pop shops, and art galleries to explore.

About Grundéns

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