Man fishing in stream

About Travis Wallace

Travis Wallace grew up in Washington state and he attended college at Central Washington University where he started guiding on the Yakima River and traveling south to fish the Klickitat River. After leaving Ellensburg, he and his wife Tessa moved to the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. Over the next seven years he continued to guide for trout in the summer and would return to the Klickitat each fall to guide for steelhead. He now lives just off the Klickitat River in High Prairie with his wife and two children. He now enjoys being able to fish the entire season on the river as well as pursue winter run steelhead in the surrounding streams. Over the last several years Travis has ran more guided fly fishing trips on the Klickitat than any other guide, he knows the spots and wants to put your fly in them.


Thought I would forward you this photo that Rick sent me. The subject title and the straight rod says it all. Anyways, I enjoyed the trip and had a great time fishing with you, again. Thanks for all you do and the extra effort you put out to help make the trips so enjoyable.I was looking at photo’s from the last three years of fishing on the Klickitat and it seems I have been able to land one nice native Buck every year. I think the one I caught this year is the best steelhead I have ever caught, not the biggest, just the best feeling fish. Hopefully, I didn’t just jinx myself by saying that. I’ sure we’ll be seeing you next year and remember to give a shout if you get down this way. We could go get a beer or something like that. 

man on boat fishing


Travis Wallace is a skilled fishing guide, willing to handle anglers from beginners to veterans.  He's a capable and patient teacher who knows well the tributaries of the Columbia River Gorge.  He's knowledgeable about the variety of fish and wildlife in the area, and alert to point them out.  He also packs a mean lunch!! 

Man in boat and man in stream, both holding fish just caught

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