About Us

Our Story

Reel Time Fishing, which is owned and operated by Toby Wyatt, offers more than your average fishing excursion- it’s an experience! Specializing in Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass Walleye and Kokanee trips that produce lifelong memories.

Our experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the idyllic, yet rugged lands of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Cruise along rivers like Clearwater, Snake or Columbia with either by a power boat or drift boat to get you to where all the big fish are hiding!

 In 2022 Reel Time Fishing expanded their operations into Cabo, Mexico.

Reel Time Fishing has over 100 years of combined guiding experience.

Clearwater River Steelhead Fishing


Toby Wyatt


Toby has been a fishing guide for 32 years. Toby grew up chasing big fish on area rivers.  Toby was voted one of the top 25 guides on the west coast by Salmon & Steelhead Journal – the youngest on that list. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, radio programs, 13 Columbia Country 3 Hawg Quest and 1 Joy of Fishing TV shows as well as countless Northwest Fishing shows from the mouth of the Columbia River to the Clearwater River.

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Travis Wendt

 Travis was born into a family of fisherman, spending many of his childhood days out on the water with his grandparents catching steelhead, salmon, bass, and kokanee. Travis started deck-handing for Toby in 2005 when he was 15 years old, becoming a 50 Ton Master Captain at age 18. Travis has thousands of hours logged guiding for many different species in the Northwest as well as 12 summers as an Alaska charter captain. You may also find Travis managing Reel Time Fishing’s operations when Toby is absent.


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Jeff Aldrich

Jeff joined the Reel Time Team in 2007.  He was born and raised in the Orofino/Lewiston area and has been fishing the Clearwater since the days when you had to pack your boats from Highway 12 to the river shore. Jeff is our Clearwater River & Dworshak Reservoir expert where he targets Steelhead, Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass.

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Gabe Julian

Gabe Julian is the newest member of the Reel Time family. Hired in 2021 Gabe’s guide career took off immediately. He is a favorite among clients with his calm demeanor and “nose-to-the-grindstone” work ethic. Gabe fishes the Clearwater River, Snake River, and Columbia River and is our exclusive Summer run Sockeye and Chinook captain.

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Pepe Jaramillo

Pepe is our go-to captain for our Cabo operation. He operates a 34 Blackfin called the Ole Ole. He is an accomplished captain with multiple tournament wins. Pepe is one of the highest producing captains in the Baja region of Mexico.


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Brett Willcockson

Brett Willcockson is a licensed guide in Washington State and is USCG Licensed. He was born and raised in Spokane, WA. Growing up from a young age he got hooked on fishing while being taught how to fish for Bass, Walleye & Steelhead by his dad. Brett has been guiding for 4 years and joined the Reel Time team in 2023. He is our exclusive guide for Potholes Reservoir Bass. He operates a 20′ Ranger Bass Boat and a 23′ Koffler Sled. 

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Jack Apperson

Jack Apperson is a licensed guide in Oregon & Idaho, US Coast Guard Licensed. He operates a 2014 24′ Wyatt Water Sled powered by a 250 hp Yamaha Outboard. Jack is our Mid Columbia River expert, where his Salmon, Sturgeon & Walleye knowledge in unsurpassed by any other guides in the area.


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Colin Preston

Colin, a USCG licensed fishing guide, brings over twenty years of experience fishing in the Northwest. He skillfully pursues a variety of species including Salmon, Steelhead, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Dungeness crab. Offering year-round fishing opportunities, Colin’s expertise lies in Columbia River Salmon on his 25ft sled and Tillamook area winter steelhead trips on his 18ft drift boat.


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