Heller Bar Fishing Guides

 

Snake River Heller Bar Sturgeon Fishing

Our sturgeon fishing experience is the ultimate thrill-seeking escapade!

Sturgeon fishing near Heller Bar on the Snake River is an adventure you’ll never forget! These massive fish are found in Idaho and Washington and can reach up to 10 feet long. Even if you’re not lucky enough to hook one of the monster fish, reeling in a 6-8 footer is still an adrenaline rush for sure – the current will test your fighting skills, as these bad boys put up quite a battle.

Our guides have been hunting Sturgeon for years, so they know exactly where to find them. They can be fished year round but April, May, June, October and November are the peak months for Heller Bar Sturgeon fishing, so don’t miss out on the chance to tick off this epic challenge from your fishing bucket list!

SNAKE RIVER HELLER BAR SMALLMOUTH BASS

Need an intense fight? Look no further than Snake River Smallmouth Bass.

Pound for pound the Smallmouth Bass fight better than any species we target. When the bite is on it is not uncommon to catch over 100 of these feisty fish in a day. Most of our fish range from 10 to 18 inches with a few 20+ inches to be caught. In the spring our Snake River Heller Bar fishing guides will take you on a scenic trip into Hells Canyon targeting the soft water areas.

We usually find Smallmouth Bass hanging out along the shorelines in shrubs, rocky areas, or behind gravel bars. The easiest and most simple method works the best – casting soft plastics such as tubes, Senko’s, and curly tails into these pockets of water. Most of our anglers choose to combine this trip with Sturgeon fishing.

Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

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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.