Clearwater River Company


Providing Professional Guided Fishing Adventures Throughout Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska

When you plan your next guided fishing trip, you naturally want to fish with the best. Clearwater River Company is dedicated to the quality and success of every trip. We have a full team of professional full-time guides ready to provide you with the best trip possible.
CRC offers is a variety of trips and services. We specialize in guided fishing trips for Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon, Bass, and Trout. All guided fishing trips include rods, reels, tackle/flies/bait, lunch and a full day on the water.
CRC offers year round fishing opportunity throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. You find our guides throughout the Pacific Northwest fishing in prime locations during peak run timing and conditions. We typically focus our efforts October through March on the Snake, Clearwater, and Grande Ronde fishing for Steelhead; March to May on the Columbia, Snake, and Clearwater fishing for Spring Chinook and Sturgeon; June to August on the Columbia, and Snake fishing for Sockeye, Chinook, Sturgeon, Bass, and Trout.
About Us
Ryan Pitcher and Ed Pitcher are the owners of Clearwater River Company LLC. They have built up a great team of steelhead guides that are second to none.  

Clearwater River Company is dedicated to providing a quality service to the public. All of the guides are hand picked professionals with years of experience on the Clearwater. You will not find another team of guides that work as hard, are as knowledgeable, personable and dedicated to their clients as you will with us.
Fishing Trips
/ Boat
1 - 2 anglers
1 day
Clearwater River Company offers a top quality service and we are the #1 recommended Spey/Fly Guide Service on the river. It's easy for others to claim they're the best, LET US PROVE ... moreIT! We are your Spey and Fly Fishing specialists.

All of our trips include a full day on the water, rods, reels, flies and a great lunch. All trips are taken on clean, quite, comfortable drift boats. We let our clients WALK-N-WADE!!! We have the vehicle shuttle ran while we're on the water, so there is never any time wasted moving vehicles.

All of our steelhead fishing guides are full-time professionals with years of experience on the Clearwater. Our Spey guides will meet each client's needs and exceed expectations. Clearwater River Company has some of the best Spey Guides on the river.
Fishing Reports
The river has been running below typical levels and this has required our guides to use stealth-tactics. Most anglers have been focusing their efforts downstream of Orofino, but there ... moreare fish throughout the entire system. Despite the low water, the catching has been really good. We've caught some really large fish over the past week. The B-runs are here! Most fish are being caught in deeper slots and in the heads of the runs. The gin clear water forces the fish to hold in deep water or under surface chop for cover.

Fly anglers swinging found success using smaller/sparse patterns on full floating lines. Clients have even been picking up a hand full of salmon on the fly, which can be a pretty exciting experience!

Gear anglers using Blue Pirate, Bubble Gum Pink and Green Pirates plugs, diver \ shrimp and Bobber \ Jig have been the top producers. Side drifting has also been productive, but only in selective runs.
Fishing Water Report:
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2015
Dan Bolton guides throughout Utah and Idaho on premier trout and steelhead waters. Dan has fished the Clearwater for over a decade and has a remarkable ability when it comes to catching ... moresteelhead. There are few people out on the water that have the skill set that Dan possess. Whether you are Spey fishing, Fly Fishing or Gear fishing you will thoroughly enjoy your time on the water with Dan.
Kenly Bitton is a full time fly fishing guide in Idaho. He is a skilled Spey \ Fly caster and instructor. Kenly enjoys teaching anglers the secrets of a well executed cast and sharing ... morehis favorite rivers with others. As you can see in his profile picture, Kenly isn't afraid to teach beginner casters and will take a 2/0 to the cheek if means helping a client learn to cast! Kenly is best known for unparalleled guiding service, his well dressed flies, and the owner of the nicest drift boats in Idaho. After a single day on the river with Kenly, you know you will be back again soon.
Steve Mock is a full time fly fishing guide who works throughout Idaho and Montana. Steve is well known throughout the Spey and Fly fishing community as a trout and steelhead guru. ... moreSteve guides for Clearwater River Company in the fall and is considered one of the rivers premier Spey guides. Consider yourself very lucky if you get to spend the day with this top notch guide!
Ed Pitcher has fished the Clearwater since the mid 1980s. Ed is a very personable guide, master falconer and a published author, The Fly of Falcons. Ed spends most of his days in the ... morefield with his falcons or out on the water. Ed is the Assistant General Manager and partner of Clearwater River
Tom Bullock is hands down one of the fishiest guides you'll ever meet. Tom guides year round on the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia Rivers for steelhead, salmon, sturgeon, and bass. ... moreTom is a very versatile fisherman, and is considered by many to be an expert gear and Spey\fly guide. Tom enjoys Spey fishing and the challenges of swinging for steelhead, as well as side-drifting and back-bouncing for steelhead and salmon. He strives to educate and shares his knowledge of the river with each of his clients. Every client comes away with a wealth of knowledge and sore muscles from fighting fish!
Cody Estell grew up in Boise Idaho fishing some of Idaho's most productive waters. Cody has over 25 years of experience fishing the Clearwater and knows the river better than most. ... moreCody is a skilled Spey \ Fly caster and he is a deadly back-troller. Cody's knowledge and versatility allows him to put clients into fish when other guides (not ours of course) fail to do so.
Ryan Pitcher grew up fishing the Snake River and Clearwater River in Idaho. Ryan enjoys sharing and teaching others about these great fisheries. His passion for the outdoors is evident ... morewhen you fish with him. Ryan is the General Manager and partner of Clearwater River Company LLC.
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