About Us

Our Story

Reel Time Fishing is owned and operated by Toby Wyatt. Reel Time Fishing specializes in personalized fishing trips for Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Kokanee. Reel Time Fishing operates in Idaho, Oregon and Washington on the Clearwater, Snake, Columbia, Grande Ronde rivers and Dworshak Reservoir using power boats and drift boats to guide you to the best fishing.  Most of our fishing takes place out of Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington but it is not uncommon to see a Reel Time boat any where in the Northwest. In 2022 Reel Time Fishing expanded their operations into Cabo, Mexico.

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


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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Jim Carter

Jim is a licensed guide in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon and Florida.  He runs a 24 ft custom Bloodsworth boat and guides locally on the Snake, Columbia, and Clearwater rivers.  After 12 summers guiding in various parts of Alaska, Jim has switched his focus to the warmer waters of the Florida Keys.

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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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Shane Reynolds

Shane is a licensed guide in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. He has been guiding for 18 years for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Trout across the Northwest. Shane is an expert Steelhead, Salmon & Sturgeon fisherman from the mouth of the Columbia River to the Clearwater River in Idaho.


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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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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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