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

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Plan Your Fishing Trip

To plan your fishing trip takes time. We too have gone on Northwest guided fishing trips so we‘ve put a lot of thought into providing helpful information on our site. Once you decide on where and what you want to fish for, you’ll have other things to think about. We’ve provided a list of the most frequently asked questions when attempting to plan your fishing trip.

Lodging-Travel-Weather

Our fishing check list breaks down items that are more for your comfort and help prepare for seasonal weather changes. Our lodging section of the site lists all the hotels and campsites within each fishery along with airport information. If you need driving directions, call our office and Lisa will be happy to assist. The weather forecast link will play a big part in planning for clothing comforts. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to reach out via email mel@fishstotts.com or call our office (208) 503-3878.

Client Friendly Service

On every guided fishing trip, we provide bait & tackle, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, and cook our guests a hot BBQ lunch. We guarantee 8 hours of fishing and will clean and package your catch for your return back home. We use the finest Edge Fishing Rods by Gary Loomis and matched them with Diawa reels. Stott’s Fishing has partnered with the industries best fishing equipment companies to enhance your fishing experience, no other fishing gear is required.

What to Bring
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For your fishing trip

Fishing Gear Checklist

Planning your fishing trip with Stott’s is an exciting process. Preparing your group for your fishing adventure is important to us. Below are a few items that we have found useful to assist in your planning. Please check the weather forecast prior to packing for your trip:

Fall & Winter Fishing
  • Waterproof rain gear
  • Layering Clothing – Cotton items are not the best
  • Comfortable boots
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or stocking cap
  • Camera
  • Valid Fishing License for proper fishery
  • Handwarmers for late winter fishing
  • Cooler to take back your catch
Spring & Summer Fishing
  • Sunblock
  • Camera
  • Waterproof rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Valid Fishing License for proper fishery
  • Hat for shade
  • Cooler to take your catch back with you

Lodging Options

For your convenience, we have provided a list of lodging options for each one of our fisheries on our website. Each fishery has lodging options that are near-by to our boat ramps. Our office will be happy to assist with making your lodging arrangements (208) 503-3878

Airport Info

A lot of our trips include fishing anglers from different parts of the country, requiring air travel. You can reach most of our fishing destinations by local airports that hub Alaska and Delta Airlines. There are a couple major airports that will require a 2-hour drive to the fishing destination that might be more convenient for your group. We will be happy to assist and recommend your best options.

Driving Directions

Stott’s Fishing Adventures is based out of Lewiston Idaho, in the heart of some of the world’s best steelhead fishing fisheries. Our guides fish year around and access 5 premier fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. We will gladly assist in your lodging choices and provide you with driving directions to any of our locations. Our fisheries are located throughout Central and Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and the Oregon Coast.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help! Discover why fishing the Clearwater River with Stott’s fishing Adventures is a favorite destination for fishing guests of all levels. Here are some frequently asked questions on our Northwest fishing packages & rates

What should I bring?
Bring License

Just bring with you a valid fishing license and proper tags for the specific fishery and proper clothing to match the current season. We provide the bait & tackle, soft drinks, water, and cook our anglers a Hot BBQ lunch. Check our weather icon on the home page to get updated weather reports for the area you’ll be fishing

What fishing techniques do you use?
Innovative Fishing

Stott’s fishing guides fish year around and stay on top of the most effective methods to catching fish within each one of our fisheries. We have great sponsors that provide us with the best fishing gear, so we keep an edge. There are lots of factors that weigh in on success rates and we don’t let “Old School” principles get in our way. Our fishing trips start with a safety briefing and fishing technique demonstration by our guides prior to leaving the launch. We will be happy to fish your preferred method and as always, our professional guides will make good recommendations based on success.

Do I have to be an experienced angler?
Coach Our Anglers

We like to think of ourselves as your private coach and work with anglers of every skill level. Our goal is to make each angler a better fisherman and provide them with a great fishing experience. All of our guides are fathers and husbands and make fishing a family experience. We can assure you’ll have a great experience with one of Stott’s Pro Staffers.

Is there a minimum person requirement?
Private Guided Trips

We have a 2 Person minimum with all our trips and we don’t mix our groups which means it is your private boat for the day. Our jet boats are licensed to fish maximum of 6 anglers and we can fish large groups, up to 36 people. Our drift boats can fish up to 4 anglers and we own 4 drift boats.

Where are you located?
Fishing World Class Water

We are located right in the middle of some of the best steelhead and salmon fishing in the Untied States. Stotts fishes year-round guiding on the best rivers throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our home office is in Lewiston Idaho, the lower part of the panhandle. Our Lewiston fishing extends more than 100 miles between the Clearwater River and the Snake River in the Hells Canyon area. We have lots of lodging options and a local airport that hubs Alaska and Delta Airlines. Stott’s guide team travels to other Pacific northwest fisheries for the duration of each area’s fishing season. Feel free to call for travel arrangements and local lodging recommendations.

What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation Policy

All cancellation notices must be received in writing 30 days prior to your guided trip in order to receive a full refund. Our guides work hard to plan for each guided trip and last-minute cancellations are frowned upon. We do understand that things come up and will make every effort to re-book your trip if cancelling is necessary. Trips that are cancelled within 30 days of your booked trip will be issued a credit for another date chosen by your group.

What other species can I fish?
Year-Round Fishing

Our guide service fishes year around chasing salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, walleye, bass, catfish and panfish throughout the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to click on the home page species tabs to see where you can find a Stott’s Fishing Guide. Our fishing team is dedicated in becoming the best fishing guide on each fishery we offer guided trips on.

Can I fish with another group?
Private Trips

We respect each anglers experience and want to make sure we do our part in providing that. Clients pick their fishing group members and will not impose on other groups or fishing parties. We do accept single inquiry’s for anglers looking to fish with another single but will not mix our groups.

Whats the best time to fish the Clearwater?
Signature Fishery

Our Clearwater fishing starts in September and goes through March. Each month offers anglers a different fishing experience. The Lewiston Valley has mild temperatures and offers some terrific winter steelhead fishing. Early season we have great weather and the fish have just entered the river. Lots of side drifting shallow riffles and tail-outs with our light line presentations. Fishing in late fall and winter transitions more to deep holding water for some big number days. Diver and bait can be deadly in rock gardens that lie in the bottom run of a tail-out. Our river gets 5 to 6 pushes of fish throughout the season and putting anglers on steelhead isn’t a problem. We’ll do our best to recommend the best time to fish based on your group’s wish list. There are lots of intangibles before deciding when to book. Weather, fish, methods, water levels, lodging, travel and guide availability are all part of it.

What is the deposit to book a trip?
Keep It Simple

At the time of booking, we require a 50% deposit. The remaining balance can be paid at the end of your fishing trip by cash, check, or credit card. We are also able to invoice company trips and ask that payment be received within 30 days post trip. Once you’ve identified your fishing group, it’s best to get on the books as early as possible. Our guide service has 6 full time fishing guides that operate business under Stott’s Fishing Adventures year around.

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Please check the weather forecast for your specific area that you’ll be fishing, before you head that way. The Pacific Northwest weather can change overnight so planning for all conditions is wise. Very seldom will we have to cancel a trip due to weather as there are lots of good options within short distance of most of our fisheries. Late Winter fishing can be super rewarding and takes extra planning and care. We are here to help with that process

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