Stott’s Fishing Adventures is a “unique” Pacific Northwest Sport Fishing outfitter.
3314 Meadowlark Drive
Lewiston Idaho 83501
(208) 503-3878

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Steelhead Fishing In The Pacific Northwest

Steelhead fishing in the Pacific northwest is world class. Our fishing guides are fortunate to fish 2 of the premier steelhead fisheries in the Pacific northwest. Without saying, these fisheries attracts anglers from all over the world. The Clearwater River, our signature fishery is home to our “Big” B-run steelhead and provide us 7 months of trophy fishing. The river is a permit based fishery and we own 2 exclusive permits which means limited boat traffic and lots of fish. Right around the corner is our scenic Hells Canyon Snake River which offers some great steelhead fishing in the beautiful Hells Canyon area. These A Run fish are smaller in stature to the Clearwater B Run fish but very frisky and abundant. We target both fisheries from our custom jet boats and specialize in light line tackle.

How We Fish Steelheads

Stott’s steelhead fishing guides use different techniques depending on water conditions and the time of year, but our most effective method is side drifting. All our Captains are coast guard approved, licensed, bonded and certified in First Aid Training. We partnered with Gary Loomis Edge Rod Company which means our anglers fish the world’s finest fishing rods. All of our steelhead adventures include bait & tackle, hot BBQ lunch, beverages and at least 8 hours of fishing.

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September - October 14


Clearwater River Steelhead

The Clearwater River in Lewiston Idaho provides 7 months of great steelhead fishing and the catch and release season can be the most rewarding time of the year to fish. The cooler temperatures of the river bring in both A and B-Run fish that give anglers opportunity for some big number days. The fish are extremely aggressive this time of the year and bright chrome in color. Side drifting is our most productive method but we also Bobber-Dog, Float Fish, Back-troll, Spin Fish, and even swing fly’s. The Catch and Release Clearwater steelhead fishing season opens July 15th and goes through the 14th of October.

October 15 – March


Clearwater River Steelhead

This is undoubtedly our busiest and favorite time of the year for our steelhead fishing guides. Our Famous B-Run fish make their return back from the ocean, averaging in the 12-13, pound class with many weighing over 20. Our Clients come from all over the world to fish with our team of 6 full time fishing guides. October 15th marks the opener for keeper season and we fish through the month of February. The Clearwater stays fishable throughout most of the season and our guides are very versatile using different techniques. We own 2 exclusive river permits to operate business on and can fish as little as 2 anglers or large groups up to 36. This is a world class steelhead fishery and feel very privileged to call this home.

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September - February
Snake River

Snake River Steelhead

The Snake River, Hells Canyon area is considered one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of our country. The Snake River steelhead are smaller than it’s Clearwater cousin and average 6-10 pounds. The Hells Canyon area also hosts an abundant of wildlife with no access to the canyon other than by jet boat. The steelhead runs are healthy, and the fish have a personality of their own. The bite is not as soft as our Clearwater fish and it’s not uncommon to produce double digit days. Most of our fishing is around the Heller Bar area but we do venture up In the Canyon. We can combine some sturgeon fishing with your steelhead trip which makes this fishery very unique. Season opens September 1st and goes through the end of January. Lodging is near by the towns of Lewiston/Clarkston and there is camping throughout the valley.

September - February
Grande Ronde

Grande Ronde River Steelhead

Put this on your bucket list! The Grande Ronde river is one of the hidden gems in the Pacific Northwest fishing. Most anglers access the river from a couple points. We launch from the Bogans Oasis area and make the 9-mile float from our 20-foot Willies Drift Boat. The Ronde is considered a small river with very little fishing pressure. Not only rich with an awesome steelhead run, the wildlife and scenery is spectacular. We have lots of ways to catch our Grande Ronde fish but favorite method is eggs under floats or back-trolling divers and shrimp. Our guide service has 2 guides available for this fishery which means this trip is very limited. We can accommodate 4 anglers in each boat, and we provide a BBQ shore lunch. There is near-by lodging and camping is primitive. We start fishing in October and run through January.

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