November 27, 2021

Clearwater River Fishing Guides

Reel Time Fishing is your gateway to fishing the Clearwater River in Idaho. We operate six full time Clearwater River fishing guides for Salmon and Steelhead.

Clearwater River Fishing Guides

Guided Steelhead Fishing

World famous for it’s B-run Steelhead. These fish average 10 to 12 lbs with several 20 lb fish to be taken. The Clearwater is highly regarded as one of the best Steelhead rivers in the world. The Clearwater is a shallow river with rocky structure and gravel bars making drifting bait the primary method of fishing here. It is not uncommon for our Clearwater River Fishing Guides to put you onto 20 or more Steelhead in a day!! Here our expert guides will cover a 40 mile section of river beginning in Lewiston, Idaho and extending into the town of Orofino, Idaho. The Clearwater River is a very scenic river with plenty of sightings of Bald Eagles, Deer, Elk, River Otter and numerous other critters that roam the Clearwater mountainside. To find out more about our Steelhead guided trips visit our Steelhead page.

Clearwater River Fishing Guides

Guided Salmon Fishing

The Clearwater also sees a run of spring Chinook. Our Clearwater River Fishing Guides will fish a 70 mile section of river from Lewiston to Kooskia, with stops along the way in the communities of Lenore, Peck, and Orofino. Trolling herring, eggs, or plugs as well as back-bouncing eggs are the best methods of take in this fishery. Idaho Clearwater Spring Salmon are regarded as the best tasting salmon out of the three chinook runs that make it into Idaho. The weather is nice this time of year which makes for a great family fishing trip! To find out more about our Salmon guided trips visit our Salmon page.

These trips take place out of our home port of Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington.


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