May 20, 2022

Reel Time Fishing Guides

Toby Wyatt

Owner / Operator – Reel Time Fishing. Toby has been a fishing guide for 26 years. Toby grew up chasing big fish on area rivers.  Toby was voted one of the top 25 guides on the west coast by Salmon & Steelhead Journal – the youngest on that list. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, radio programs, 13 Columbia Country 3 Hawg Quest and 1 Joy of Fishing TV shows.  Toby runs a 27’ WyattWater inboard sled with a Kem Equipment 350 Chevy and Hamilton 212 pump. He is a Pautzke, Fetha Styx and Yakima Bait Pro Staff Member.  His wife Cindy and two children Carson (15) and Olivia (9) are the back bone of support.  Hobbies include hunting and golfing.

tobys boat
toby carson astoria

Reel Time Fishing Guide Travis Wendt

Travis Wendt

Travis was born into a family of fisherman, spending many of his childhood days out on the water with his grandparents catching steelhead, salmon, bass, and kokanee. Travis started deck-handing for Toby when he was 15 years old, becoming a 50 Ton Master Captain at age 18. He graduated in 2011 with his B.S. in Business Administration at Lewis Clark State College. Travis also guides for Chignik Bay Adventures, a fishing lodge in Alaska where he targets Kings, Silvers, Halibut, Ling Cod, Bottomfish, and Trout. He is a licensed guide in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In his free time he enjoys traveling with his wife Crystal, camping, and hunting. When guiding at home, he runs a 2011 – 22′ Wyattwater sled with a 200 Yamaha Outboard. 208-790-4113

Reel Time Fishing Guide Travis Wendt
Reel Time Fishing Guide Travis Wendt

Jim Carter

Jim is a licensed guide in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon and Florida.  He runs a 24 ft custom Bloodsworth boat and guides locally on the Snake, Columbia, and Clearwater rivers.  After 12 summers guiding in various parts of Alaska, Jim has switched his focus to the warmer waters of the Florida Keys.  When not guiding, Jim’s favorite pastime is to chase birds with his black lab “Shaq” and hang out with his wife of 26 years, Kathy.    jimcarter372@gmail.com509-951-0859 or 208-836-5544

Jeff Aldrich

Jeff joined the Reel Time Team in 2007.  He was born and raised in the Orofino/Lewiston area and has been fishing the Clearwater since the days when you had to pack your boats from Highway 12 to the river shore.  He graduated Lewis Clark State College in 2003 with a B.S. in Geology and couldn’t get himself to leave the Clearwater Country to chase geological work. He now guides the Clearwater River exclusively in his 2008 22’ Wyatt Water sled powered by a 200hp Mercury Outboard Jet.  Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and son, camping, and chasing bull elk in September.   jeff_aldrich@hotmail.com208-790-0062


Shane Reynolds

Shane is a licensed guide in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. He has been guiding for 18 years for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Trout across the Northwest. He runs a 26ft Riddle Marine inboard sled with a 6.2 DI and Hamilton pump. Shane fishes year round from the mouth of the Columbia at Buoy 10 all the way back up to the Clearwater River in Idaho. When not working he is on the water with his wife Gina or in the mountains hiking and camping. 208-880-2994

Shane & Gina

Jack Apperson

Jack Apperson is a licensed guide in Oregon & Idaho, US Coast Guard Licensed certified in First Aid/CPR. He operates a 2014 24′ Wyatt Water Sled powered by a 250 hp Yamaha Outboard.

Jack has spent his entire life fishing Oregon and Washington Rivers and Lakes and the past 30 years specifically focusing on the Columbia River where he has become a seasoned veteran of consistently catching a variety of fish this river has to offer. Jack prides himself on providing an excellent fishing experience while being one of the highest producing boats on the water. Jack’s love for the water is contagious and his passion for fishing is undeniable. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to fish with him, he is not only fun to hang out with but one of the most well-rounded fishermen you will find. When he’s not working he is on the water with his family and friends.

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