Tri Cities Fishing Guides

chinook fising on columbia river
Columbia River Fishing
chinook on columbia river

Tri-Cities Chinook Salmon Fishing

Get wild with some of the best Chinook Salmon around, caught fresh in the Pacific Northwest!

If you’re looking to get your hands on some Chinook Salmon in the Pacific Northwest, look no further than the Tri-Cities fishing guides. Upriver from Pasco, Kennewick and Richland starting mid-September is prime time for Chinook Salmon.

To start off with our guides at Reel Time Fishing will be trolling “down river or downhill” which allows us to cover more water faster when fish are traveling through this area of Columbia River’s spawning grounds. But once those salmon settle into their habitat it’s time for a bit of back trolling eggs and plugs. We work hard to give you an adventure like no other!

Reel Time Fishing is the key to unlocking a thrilling Tri-Cities experience!

The Columbia River hosts Washington’s biggest population of fall Chinook, and with our guided trips these monsters can be yours. These bad boys are putting up quite a fight, weighing in at an average of 18-22lbs (with records pushing 50!). The waters here are unpredictable but oh so full of potential; put your trust in us, and we’ll give you an unforgettable fishing adventure that won’t leave you disappointed.

Experienced Guide = Successful Adventure

In less than an hour from Tri-Cities you can arrive at Hanford Reach or Vernita where the Chinook can also be found. Our Tri-Cities fishing guides have also been successful in this area of the Columbia River as well. It’s no walk in the park, though: conditions on this stretch of the Columbia River can change drastically throughout the day (we’re talking 3 to 6 feet!). With our experienced guides however, safe passage is guaranteed – so come join us for some unforgettable angling action!

 

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.