Washington State Fishing Guides

 

Lower Columbia River
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Voted Best Fishing Guides in Washington

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 RiverSnake 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 BassSturgeon, 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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Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

Excellent
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.