Strategies for the Upper Columbia's Big Waters

May 3, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Because there is so much water that can hold fish, you work holding spots until you find the trout. ‘They’re zone specific. You’ll go along and not see any fish, and then you’ll see 10 or 15, then float down and see another five,’ [Guide Jack Mitchell] said. ‘When you find the fish, you stay on the fish in this river.’” Tacoma, Washington’s News Tribune delivers an excellent primer on fishing the fast-flowing upper Columbia.