Idaho Fishing Guides

Idaho is home to thousands of miles of pristine rivers and lakes

Reel Time Fishing is proud to offer some of the best guided fishing trips in Idaho!

Reel Time Fishing is privy to some of Idaho’s most precious gems, the Clearwater River, Dworshak Reservoir and thousands of miles of pristine rivers and lakes! Our licensed guides can provide year-round guided fishing trips in these prime spots.

We own two lower river permits that let us fish Lewiston all the way down to Orofino with up six boats a day, while our newest upper permit grants access from Orofino up until Kooskia for Spring Salmon trips.

And finally, an additional permit allows us to operate two boats daily on Dworshak Reservoir where you can find world class habitats for Kokanee, legendary large Smallmouth Bass and Trout.

Our pride and joy, the Clearwater River

Get ready for a trip of a lifetime.

The Clearwater River is where dreams come true, here’s your chance to experience one of the world’s greatest Steelheads rivers, 70 miles long and with 40 accessible by guided trips.

From July through March, you can hunt them down but don’t miss out in October: that’s when they really show up in style (and bring their wallets too!). For more details just follow our Steelhead page – it’ll have everything you need!

For those in search of a true angling adventure, Dworshak Reservoir is the place to be. Spanning an impressive 50 miles behind its namesake dam, constructed back in the ‘70s for flood control purposes.

This is Idaho’s largest man-made reservoir, which offers world-class Smallmouth Bass fishing that has competitors coming from near and far! Furthermore, Dworshak is becoming known for its Kokanee fishing with healthy populations and a 25 fish limit per angler per day.

Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

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Based on 116 reviews
Albert J. Farmer
Albert J. Farmer
January 5, 2024
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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
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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
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Great guides, great fishing.
Paul Curtis
Paul Curtis
November 5, 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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.