Clancy Holt got his start as a guide when he was 16 years old. Taking people fishing has been a way of life for the Holt family as they’ve logged over 5 decades of guided fishing experience, more than 10,000 trips and untold limits of salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. There is no better, or more experienced guide service in the area.
Clancy has been a remarkable innovator in the world of N.W. fishing. He’s been credited as the guide that perfected the use of Kwikfish with sardine-wraps and also as the originator of the free-drifting method of fishing for salmon and steelhead. Clancy and Ron Holt’s keen understanding of where the fish are and how to catch them continues to establish them as the leading fishermen in the region. Their intimate knowledge of the waters they guide is legendary.
We at Clancy’s Guided Sportfishing operate under the guideline that you are only as good as your equipment. We use only the finest equipment available. If it isn’t the very best it is not good enough for us to use for our clients. Our boats are all Alumaweld Super V and Columbia models purchased at Stevens Marine in Tigard Oregon. Twenty three to twenty seven feet long powered by mercury motors both jet and propeller driven, big comfortable and safe. All clients wear life jackets at all times. All our fishing rods are (Gary Loomis Edge Rods) custom designed by Gary Loomis and Clancy & Ron Holt specially, and some specifically for our guiding purposes. Fishing Reels by Diawa. Fishing line braided Berkley Stealth spider wire. Tackle and equipment from Pure Fishing, Yakama Bait and Rapala. Rain gear by Stormr. Electronics by Lowrance. Hooks by Owner. We furnish all the equipment and bait. It’s easy just bring your license and lunch and get on the boat.
“I can say without reservation that Clancy Holt is the best fisherman I know. As a passionate and avid angler who fishes all over the world there is no other person I would more highly recommend then Clancy.” ~ Trey C.
“Clancy’s the professional’s professional and someone I’d recommend to anyone interested in not only catching some fish, but learning about the sport as well. They run a first class operation that has earned our business for many years to come.” ~ Bruce H.
“I’ve fished with you for 20 years and I have always found you to be courteous, professional, and absolutely dedicated to ensuring I had a great time fishing.” ~ Joseph M.
“Clancy’s an “old school” professional who delivers what he promises, his hand shake is his word, there’s no-nonsense in how he approaches his work…he’s committed to positive results with everyone he works with.” ~ Page S.