The Stottlemyre family is proud of our accomplishments in both life’s passions, baseball and fishing. Our family has spent a lifetime in Major League Baseball, playing and coaching, combining more than 70 years between my dad Mel Sr, brother Todd and myself. It’s been an honor to continue carrying on his legacy in Major League Baseball but my greatest satisfaction in life is to treat folks to a fishing adventure they won’t forget. As kids, Todd, Jason and I were fortunate that our dad took the time to take us with him on elk hunting trips in the Cascade Mountains and steelhead fishing on the rivers throughout the Northwest. We fished the Yakima, Klickitat, Cowlitz, Columbia, Snake, Clearwater, Grande Ronde, John Day, and most of the reservoirs throughout Washington state.
Fishing With Baseball Legends
During the baseball season, my brothers and I would get a chance to fish with some of the Yankee greats like Mickey Mantle and Thrumon Munson, 2 of our boyhood idols. Growing up in Yankee stadium was like a fairy tale for my brothers and I. Needless to say, baseball has provided our family with a great life, something none of us will ever take for granted.
Lewiston Idaho Hooks Stotts
In 2000, I moved my family to Lewiston Idaho, a place I fell in love with 40 years ago. My dad use to bring my brothers and I to hunt deer and elk in the and catch steelhead in the Clearwater River. That love for the area led me to an offseason guiding job that I had doubts about. I love to fish for myself and knew I would have to give part of that up. Well I was wrong, what I really found out was that while I was sharing my boat with other anglers, it was me keeping the back rod at the perfect angle and in the slot. In a sense, I felt like I was still fishing. Fast forward 8 years and my life-long fishing partner and we formed Stott’s Fishing Adventures. My dad was the driving force behind me guiding and knew that I would fall in love with it. Our company came to life in 2009, going strong today with 6 full time guides that work on 5 awesome fisheries, fishing 12 months out of the year.