Klickitat River, WA

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  1. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    A lot of pissing and moaning. First off the Klick has a ton of traffic, and im inclined to think even if two flyshops are guiding the hell out of it its still a small % of the river traffic. A few weeks ago I was in a quieter chunk of water and saw 6 boats. I think Reds and Brazdas were two of them. But there are a ton of locals, Vacouverians and citizens of Crakama and Portlandia there as well.

    FWIW, all of the boats I saw skipped the holes I was in entirely, and the one I found parked, had no issue with me low holing him (I asked).

    Some of the comments about river traffic and guide use and abuse are a bit out of sync with reality.

    Still a great place to fish.
     
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  2. Yard Sale

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    So you had one good experience and thats the norm?

    I fish this river a lot, its my local. In the canyon section I would say a solid 75% of the boats are from the two shops mention. I would also say that MAYBE 1 out of 10 of those shop boats can go through the entire run without dropping their beads in the water. More often than not they begin back-rowing hard as soon as they are just past casting range. Basically the boats from those two shops alone make the canyon a busy place and they just pound that water relentlessly.

    I think why people jumped on the OP is he isn't a regular here and either just wanted to jump in and brag or was spamming us about the shop that took him. Weak sauce either way.
     
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  3. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    FWIW, i have good time every time I'm there. Maybe its my sunny disposition. Sometimes its a zoo, sometimes its only sort of a zoo . I have no doubt you fish it a ton more than I do. I could indeed be lucky as I can think of a couple of rivers with nuttier midweek traffic I fish with the same freq as the Klick. I'm just sharing what my experience has been. "What I see is reality to me.":)
     
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  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I no longer fish there. For every good experience I've had there, I've had several more bad ones. No finger pointing or specifics need given... But it bums me out on a frequent basis that it just isn't worth my gas money and time.
     
  5. i was never aware brazdas was now a shop
     
  6. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I mentioned him only as a guide who i think fishes it and who i think i saw :)
     
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    CLO Bonk Hatcheries

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  8. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    must have been good :D
     
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    It's the hubris of what the majority finds acceptable that I was originally posting about.

    The rest is just me taking cheap shots at easily excitable Seattlites. :)
     
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  10. Yard Sale

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    Mmmmmmm, extremely spicy red bell pepper hubris is my favorite. Slap that shit in a tortilla with some chips and call it lunch!
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Here we see fishery that has gotten a lot of press and internet attention. Here we have varied forms of fishing, some more aggressively than others. Here we have some new members at odds with old members with a spirited discussion. Keep it civil and carry on smartly. Degrade the conduct and other actions will follow.
     

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