Are you searching for an activity for the whole family that is peaceful and stress free, a trip that gets you out in the fresh air and can give you all the thrills of the catch? Look no further than the Columbia River Gorge for incredible sights and year-round fishing! Hood River fishing is a popular activity that will keep everyone entertained! This section of the Pacific Northwest is known for its great fly-fishing, and experts in town are here for the tips, tales, and gear that every fisherman needs! We’ve gathered the experts for you! Listed below are Hood River fishing guides, businesses and information on all things “fishy” in the Gorge. Happy casting!
River Borne Outfitters – Fish for trout, steelhead, or salmon with guided fishing adventures by River Born Outfitters. – HRVR guests get a 10% discount!
Gorge Fly Shop – Located in Downtown Hood River, Gorge Fly Shop can supply you with everything you need to have a great day of fishing on the water.
Larimer Outfitters – Guided fly fishing on The Deschutes, Clackamas, Sandy and Hood River.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – Seasonal fish and licensing information can all be found on the ODFW website. – Even great fishing spots to try out!
Fly-Fishing Done Right
If you’re hoping for a great lesson at a value price, with your Hood River Vacation Rentals by Arrived you’ll get a 10% discount with River Borne Outfitters. This fly fishing guide service in Hood River offers both group and private fly fishing classes with professional hardworking guides that have years of experience on the river. Larimer Outfitters is also a great resource, delivering first class guiding and casting instruction as well as guided fly fishing in the Hood River and other surrounding rivers. Guided trips are usually available in the Hood River area from May to November. Want to go fly-fishing for trout? This season starts in May, and once you get to the summer months anglers will be casting for Steelhead until the chill of fall.
Prepare for Your Hood River Oregon Fishing Adventure
If you’re already an expert wanting to update your gear or just want to feel the rod and line in your hand for the first time, Gorge Fly Shop in Downtown Hood River sells a variety of world-class fly fishing gear for your time on the water. It’s also a great idea to talk to locals about finding prime fishing spots! Don’t forget to check the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website for required licenses and seasonal fish before you head out!
The Call of the Wild
There’s nothing quite like casting your line in the cool morning air of the Gorge. Every trip brings with it the stories you’ll tell about that time you waited out a shy steelhead while gazing at the sun striped mountains or pulled in that rowdy trout with the sounds of local birds overhead. Grab your waders and wander into a river, or plunk your line into a still afternoon pond, and experience the glories of fishing in Hood River. In between your fishing expeditions, recharge your batteries in one of our beautiful Hood River vacation rentals.