Experienced Walleye Fishing Guide Says Now is the Perfect Time to Go After These Big Fish

Reel Time Fishing guides say that now is the best time of the year to go after walleye in the Pacific Northwest. These large gamefish are much more active now due to the warmer water conditions. This company has expert walleye fishing guides that have a reputation for putting their clients directly over some big ones. Their walleye guided fishing tours are designed for everyone from the novice to experienced level and they are always fully outfitted in case someone does not have a favorite pole or rigging that they like to use.

Owner/operator Toby Wyatt says, “We have a solid reputation when it comes to fishing the rivers in the Pacific Northwest near us for walleye. It helps that our guides have well over 60 years of fish-finding experience. Finding walleye at this time of year just happens to be one of our specialties. Our track record of finding good size walleye almost every time out from late spring to late summer is unmatched. There are even pictures on our website of some of the amazing walleye specimens that our clients have caught. We are proud of the reputation we have built for walleye fishing satisfaction and we will continue to do whatever it takes for people to have a fun and successful day with us going after walleye.

Snake River Walleye Fishing Guides

Wyatt went on to say that although walleye fishing can be done year-round, it’s definitely at its peak right now through late summer. He says that once the water gets warmer, walleye like to move to shallower water to eat the food sources that they crave such as fish, insects, and crayfish. That’s why their guides prefer trolling in shallow water using deep-diving crankbaits. The owner/operator says that it’s not unusual for them to catch several big walleyes at this time of year in a single trip. He also added that for those that prefer to go cold water walleye fishing they should not be discouraged either. That’s because they have fishing methods that have still proven to be successful under cooler water conditions too. Wyatt says that their walleye fishing trips are done mainly on the Snake and Columbia Rivers and originate in such cities as Lewiston ID, Clarkston WA, Lyons Ferry WA, Richland WA, Pasco WA, Kennewick WA, Umatilla OR, or Biggs Junction OR.

Those who go who undertake a trip with the company’s Snake River walleye fishing guides often rave about the experience. Virgil Stratton says, “Had a great time! Will be doing this again. Travis at Reel Time is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable even though none of us had ever fished for Walleye before and most importantly we caught a lot of fish.” There is also no better testimony to fishing success than having a reputation where other boats follow the guides at Reel Time Fishing around. Evidence of that comes in this glowing review from Barry Smith who says, “Fantastic guides, fantastic experience! Reel Time Fishing is the best guide service in the LC Valley. Watching the other boats follow the Reel Time guides around in search of fish yesterday like lost puppies was almost comical. A true display of who leads and who follows on the waters of the Snake and Clearwater rivers. If you want to fish with the leading guides in the region, fish with Reel Time!” These 5-star reviews and many more like them can be seen on the company’s Google Maps Business Listing.


Wyatt went on to say that walleye is not the only type of large fish that their guided and fully outfitted fishing trips go after. He says that the company is also well-known for its successful Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass, and Kokanee trips. For those who are interested in learning more about these reputable Clearwater River fishing guides, Wyatt says they are always happy to answer questions from those who contact them by phone or email. He says that there is also a video on the home page of their website which gives some good information on their services.


For more information about Reel Time Fishing, contact the company here:

Reel Time Fishing
Toby Wyatt
(208) 790-2128
2131 Critchfield Rd, Clarkston, WA 99403