FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you do not see the answer to your questions, please feel free to give us a call at (509) 607–1804 or send us an email at info@ellensburgangler.com!

+ What is your Booking Policy?

If you would like to make a reservation or inquire about our availability, please call us at (509) 607-1804.

  • All reservations for any guided trip or class must be confirmed by phone and secured with a valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover).

  • Payment for the guided trip or class is collected on the day of the guided trip or class in cash, check, or credit/debit card.


We do not pair people up for any of our Guided Trips. We offer Classes that you can sign up for as a single angler.

You are responsible for choosing a trip that fits your physical abilities, level of fitness and health. If you have any questions pertaining to this, you can call us at (509) 607-1804 or e-mail us at info@ellensburgangler.com.

+ What is included with the cost of a guided trip or class?

  • Gear (waders, boots, rod, reel, leader, tippet, flies, etc.) at no charge

  • Sunscreen and/or bug spray

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • Meal (if Full Day, Class, or requested on Half Day for $15.00 per person.)

  • Snacks

  • Guide

  • Great fishing experience!

+ What is not included in the cost of a guided trip or class?

  • You will need to purchase a Washington State freshwater fishing license either online at the link provided or one can be purchased in Ellensburg at Fred Meyer or Bi-mart.
              Washington State Fishing License

  • Alcoholic beverages (Alcohol is OK to bring in moderation)

  • Guide Trip/Class listed prices do not include sales tax. Sales tax of 8.3% (6.5% WA sales tax + 1.8% Ellensburg local sales tax) will be applied at time of payment.

  • Personal items (hat, sunglasses, rain gear, etc.)

  • Guide gratuity (customary guide gratuity is 20% of the total cost of the Guided Trip/Class)

+ What time do we meet?

Yakima River September–May:
          We typically meet around 9:00 AM
Yakima River June–August:
          For both Full and Half Day morning trips, we meet around 5:30 AM
          For Full Day afternoon/evening trips, we meet around 1:30 PM
          For Half Day afternoon/evening trips, we meet around 4:00 PM

Rocky Ford Spring Creek:
          We typically meet at 9:00 AM

Naches River:
          We typically meet at 9:00 AM

+ What is your Cancellation Policy?

If you must cancel your reservation for a guided trip/class, we will charge the credit card you booked with the following fees on the date of your cancelled guided trip/class.

For any guided trip:

  • +15 days prior to date of the guided trip
    • $100.00 cancellation will not be collected
  • 14–3 days prior to date of the guided trip
    • $100.00 cancellation fee will be collected if we cannot fill the scheduled date of the guided trip
  • 2–0 days prior to date of the guided trip
    • 100% of the cost of the guided trip will be collected if we cannot fill the scheduled date of the guided trip

For any class:

  • +15 days prior to date of the class
    • $100.00 cancellation fee will not be collected per spot signed up for
  • 14–3 days prior to date of the class
    • $100.00 cancellation fee will be collected per spot signed up for if we cannot fill the cancelled spots
  • 2–0 days prior to date of the class
    • 100% of the cost of the spots signed up for will be collected if we cannot fill the cancelled spots.

No shows are responsible for 100% of the cost of the guided trip/class. When you reserve a guided trip/class we do not book anyone else for the guide of class spot for that day.

If the guide has to make the decision to cancel a guided trip/class due to poor fishing conditions or unforeseen problems/issues, you will not be charged the cancellation fee and we will try to reschedule for a better day if schedules allow.

This Cancellation Policy helps to ensure that our guides, who depend on these guided trips/classes for their livelihood, are reimbursed for guide trip/class expenses in the even of cancellations.

+ What is the drive time from ___?

Our address is:

32 S Thorp HWY
Ellensburg, WA 98926

From Seattle, the estimated drive time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

From Spokane, the estimated drive time is 2 hours 45 minutes.

From Tri-Cities, the estimated drive time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

From Portland, the estimated drive time is 3 hours 50 minutes.

+ When is the best time on ___?

The Yakima River is a year round fishery. We consider "prime time" on the Yakima from June–October.
The best time to wade fish on the Yakima is September–April. Typically during May–August, flows are too high for safe wading unless you go above the Cle Elem confluence. Always check the flows!

Rocky Ford Spring Creek is a year round fishery. We suggest fishing Rocky Ford from November–May.

The Naches River opens the first Saturday of June and closes October 31. We typically do not start fishing on the Naches until late June/early July and fish until the close.

+ Miscellaneous

We do not permit any metal-soled boots/shoes on any of our boats.

If you have a child 12 years old or younger, they are required to wear a life vest at all times. Please bring a life vest for your child if you have one, otherwise one will be provided.

We allow 3 anglers in one boat, however only 2 anglers can fish at one time, so you would need to take turns. There is a maximum combined weight limit of 600 lbs between the 3 anglers.