Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report
Written by Toby Wyatt
Posted March 3, 2023
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Keep your fishing game on point with our Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report! March through early September is the perfect time to cast your line in the Snake River, Grande Ronde, or Dworshak Reservoir.
Updated | March 3rd, 2023
Location | Dworshak Reservoir
The Smallmouth Bass at Dworshak Reservoir Are Biting Like Crazy!
Get ready for some serious smallmouth bass battles! Reel Time Fishing guides at Dworshak Reservoir are now booking jumbo bass – which is great news because we’ve already seen some monsters.
Like this 8.5-pounder Joey Walton reeled in a couple days ago, what an epic catch! More boats will be added soon so you can join the fun come April and May.
Updated | May 18th, 2022
Location | Snake, Grande Ronde, Dworshak Reservoir
Keep Your Fishing Game On Point with Our Smallmouth Bass Fishing Excursions
Bass fishing has never been better!
The Snake River is plentifully loaded and has breathtaking scenery, whitewater rapids, beautiful beaches. We also offer combo Bass with Sturgeon fishing trips, and we use Jet boats for this adventure.
The Grande Ronde is possibly our most popular trip, it is very scenic and remote. We float down this beautiful river which is one of Washington state’s iconic waterways. With sunny days of up to 100 degrees and an average of 80-100 fish caught daily, there is no better Smallmouth Bass fishing experience. This river offers action packed nonstop Bass fishing, and this adventure is very popular with both fly & gear anglers.
Dworshak reservoir could possibly be the best trophy Smallmouth Bass lake in the world. In 2022 one of our Reel Time guides, Travis Wendt broke the Idaho state catch and release record catching a 9lb. smallmouth only to be topped by fellow Reel Time guide Joey Walton’s 9.14 lb.
Experts believe the next world record smallmouth bass may come out of Dworshak reservoir this high mountain lake boasts a massive population of small Kokanee combine that with somewhat mild winter water temperature allowing these bass to feed and grow year-round.
Each Bass trip has their own unique experience, so grab a friend or two and let’s get ready to reel ’em in!
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.