DWORSHAK RESERVOIR FISHING

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Dworshak Reservoir

If you’re looking for a thrill, nothing beats fishing in the wild and pristine Idaho Back-country.

Head to Dworshak Reservoir if you’re looking for a fishing adventure! This massive body of water, formed by the towering Dworshak Dam on the Northfork River of the Clearwater River and stretching over 50 miles with 17,000 surface acres, is home to some truly epic Smallmouth Bass.

Our Dworshak Reservoir fishing guides know exactly where the big fish are, these waters offer monstrous Smallmouths with average catches surpassing 5 pounds! And if that’s not enough, the state record has been beaten more than once here.

Whether it’s summer or fall, our guides will help ensure success by taking you to all of those secret sweet spots where these giants can be found!

Book a trip with us and get ready for an unforgettable angling experience in Idaho’s bountiful waters!

Dworshak Reservoir Kokanee Fishing Guided Trips

Come fish for delicious Kokanee at Dworshak Reservoir.

The best time to fish for Kokanee at Dworshak is from February to July, you’re sure to score a haul of these tasty treats, averaging 10″ to 14″, but who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and reel in something even bigger. 25 Kokanee per angler is the limit so show off your skills and fill up that cooler with these great tasting fish, from pan-fried or smoked fillets to canned goodness. You won’t regret it!

Got your heart set on catching Smallmouth Bass and Kokanees?

Our fishing guides can make that happen with our combo guided trips. So why wait – let’s get reeling!

Pile of Kokanee fish

Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
Albert J. Farmer
Albert J. Farmer
January 5, 2024
After several trips with reel time fishing, they’re the only charter I use - they are great even on a slow day!!
Fishon
Fishon
January 4, 2024
This guide service is top notch! Gabe our guide on the Clearwater River in Idaho put us on the fish. Thanks!
Blair Hale
Blair Hale
November 6, 2023
Great guides, great fishing.
Paul Curtis
Paul Curtis
November 5, 2023
Thanks for showing us a great time on the river. Travis got all four of us on great steelhead. One was a real hog! Would highly recommend this company.
Grant Torrey
Grant Torrey
October 16, 2023
Great time fishing with knowledgeable guide. Hot lunch was nice but while parked on the beach seen two fish caught. Maybe a sandwich while fishing instead.
Brent Varriale
Brent Varriale
October 15, 2023
Fished 2 days with Captain Pepe and his crew in Cabo. These guys were fantastic. Had us in Fish from the start. 13 Marlin and 5 big Mahi in two days. If you are going to fish in Cabo, do yourself a favor and book with Reel Time.
Chris Jacks
Chris Jacks
October 14, 2023
Our guide Jack worked hard to ensure we had the best opportunities to catch Salmon and Steelhead. His knowledge of all aspects of fishing made this a great opportunity for us and he gave us many opportunities to catch and land fish. We landed 5 steelhead and had several other opportunities, but were unable to connect on all of them. Overall, it was a great trip and a great day to be fishing with an expert in his field.

Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?

The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.

IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?

We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.

HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?

Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing

DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?

Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.

DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?

We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.

DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?

Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.