Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?

Clothes that you can layer, rain gear, boots, gloves.  Your own special beverages, snacks and camera.  Sunscreen depending on the current weather.

What is an appropriate tip for my guide?

A respectable tip is 25% or more, per person.  Whether you are in a drift boat or power boat, our guides work hard to put you on fish.  

I am from out of state, where can I obtain a license?

You can obtain a out-of-state licence here at The Guide Shop, where you have options available.  Please note that we do not accept credit or debit cards for license, cash only.  Contact us to determine what license is best for your fishing trip.

The Clearwater River is high, is it blown out?

Snow melt and rain are a part of life on the Clearwater during the Salmon season.  Average flow for this time of year are 30,000 - 40,000. As long as the water doesn't get too muddy and congested with debris these flows are perfectly fishable.  When the river is blown out, you will be notified if you are scheduled to fish with us.

What boat launches are open?

Excluding the Peck boat launch,  all boat launches on the Clearwater River are accessible year round.  The Peck boat launch is open from July to Feburary.