"PRIEST LAKE GUIDE SERVICE"
|Glassy calm water,
The first sun rays of the day creeping over the towering Selkirk mountain range,
The scent of wood smoke lazily drifting from an Island campfire,
The call of an unseen Loon out in the distance,
Gliding across the pristine waters of Idaho's, "Crown Jewel", Priest Lake.
This is how our daily fishing trips begin on the crystal clear waters of beautiful Priest Lake.
An average trip sees from eight to as many as 40 lake trout landed, with a consistent average individual size of 3 to 8 lbs. We
frequently land trout that weigh from 15 to over 40 lbs. The largest trout we landed in 2010 weighed in at a whopping 50
lbs...and it was released alive. YOU might have an opportunity to catch it too!
Smallmouth Bass fishing is also outstanding here, with many that weigh between 2 and 4lbs.
I'm Rich Lindsey your Outfitter/Guide, and I have been providing guided fishing trips in Idaho for over three decades. As a
seasoned full time professional, I have extensive knowledge of Priest Lake and the fish that inhabit her waters. The species
we target are Lake Trout (a.k.a. Mackinaw) and Smallmouth Bass. Lake Trout provide year long fishing opportunities, while
we mostly catch Smallmouth Bass during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.
The primary fishing techniques we use for Lake trout are downrigger trolling, vertical jigging, and casting. For Smallmouth
Bass we use casting, jigging, and sometimes trolling.
Spring and Fall also offer superlative Fly fishing for both Lake Trout and Smallmouth Bass, giving the angler the unique
opportunity to hook giant trout in very shallow water.
When you fish with me, I provide all the gear. All you need to bring is your Idaho fishing license (anglers 14 yrs. and older)
and whatever you would like in the way of refreshments.
All of the images in the Photo Gallery are photos I took, either while out on Priest Lake itself, or in the immediate vicinity.
You can click on each image for a larger view. The photos show everyday sights here...chances are you will actually see
these things (and catch these fish!) while you're here.
The fishing, wildlife, and scenery here at Priest Lake will have you, your family, and your friends wanting to return year
The only limits you'll find to the activities available here at the lake are the limits of your own imagination!
Accommodations range from rustic backwoods lakeside camping to luxury lodges on the pristine sandy beaches.
For your dining pleasure there are fine establishments right by the lake shore with fare that is arguably the equal of any
restaurant worldwide (Please check out the links page). Or you may decide you'd rather cook over an open campfire at the
waters edge on one of the Islands. Whichever you prefer, you'll find it here.
Visit us here at Priest Lake, and you will leave with indelible memories of joy and wonder...and eager to return!