Washington State Fishing Guides
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Washington State’s fishing scene just keeps getting better!
Reel Time Fishing is based in Clarkston, Washington and offers guided fishing trips on three of the most prominent rivers in the state: the Columbia River, Snake River, and Grande Ronde River.
You can find a Reel Time Fishing boat running guided fishing trips from the mouth of the Columbia all the way up into the reaches of Hells Canyon on the Snake River. In the Spring time we offer trips on the Grande Ronde for Smallmouth Bass and the Snake River for Smallmouth Bass, Sturgeon, and Walleye.
As Summer rolls around our operation moves to the Columbia River near llwaco to target Fall Chinook and Coho. We follow these fish up the river and eventually end on the Columbia at the Hanford Reach or on the Snake River near Clarkston.
Once this season is over we switch our focus to the free flowing section of Snake River out of Heller Bar for Steelhead. Our guided fishing Washington trips take up a good majority of our time so there is always an opportunity for you to get out on the water.
Hanford Reach a Fishing Paradise
It’s no secret that the Vernita/Hanford Reach area is a fisherperson’s paradise, boasting an incredible 50-mile stretch of beautiful water and scenery, providing perfect breeding grounds for hundreds of thousands of Chinook Salmon. These fish have some serious stamina as they make their way up all 400 miles of the Columbia River. After such an impressive journey, you can still expect them to be sporting those characteristic rosy hues and delicious oily flesh we know so well.
If you’re a fan of walleye fishing, January and February are prime months to cast your lines!
Lyons Ferry on the Snake River is where it’s at when fishing for walleye. We use a lead head jig and worms to tap into that intense, hands-on experience, feeling every bite and setting each hook! If you’re looking to cast your line in these waters, there are two prime spots: Starbuck or Marina KOA Holiday. Let the fish adventure begin with Reel Time Fishing!
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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.