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.
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!
In recent years we have been able to target fall Chinook & Coho that have been making their return to the Clearwater River. Both of these species begin to pick up towards the end of September and fishing for them is prime early to mid October. Side-drifting our Steelhead gear with cured roe is our primary way to target the fall Chinook, whereas trolling plugs tends to put more Coho in the boat.
We now offer the Clearwater River Trifecta where we can target and harvest Steelhead, Chinook, and Coho all in the same day.
Guided Sturgeon Fishing
We offer catch & keep Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River near the towns of Rufus, The Dalles, Hood River, and Umatilla. This fishery starts on January 1st of each year and continues until
a quota is met. Our guides travel around to put you on the best catching and where they feel you will have the best chances at bringing home some nice Sturgeon loins. When the water temperatures are
right, we can often see 30 hook ups in a day, with most anglers being able to tag their keeper. Techniques include anchor fishing with leads and soaking baits such as squid, herring, and salmon bellies.