Clearwater Lodge Dining

Our Chef

Noelle Wright has served as chef at Clearwater Lodge since 2006, and at the former Clearwater House on Hat Creek for the 12 years prior. She brings her unique inspiration, characterized by her remarkably creative ability to combine local seasonal ingredients and flavors in imaginative ways, to satisfy the appetites of our distinguished guests. Dinner and dessert, after a day out fishing is a highlight for each of us, although we certainly savor her delicious breakfasts and appreciate the hearty lunches prepared for enjoying on the water. Noelle is essentially self-taught and her cooking style is one of zest and big flavor using sauces and unexpected surprises in each dish. A selection of Noelle's culinary talents are published in "The Wild Fish Cookbook" by Anna and David Kasabian.

Sample Menus

  • Jicama, Cucumber & Watermelon Salad with Queso Fresco
  • Achiote Marinated Mahi Mahi with Tomatillo Butter Sauce
  • Mexican Succotash with Chayote & Black Beans
  • Penne Poblano
  • Blueberry - Mango Cornmeal Crisp with Habanero White Chocolate Ice Cream


  • Mixed Greens with Strawberry, Almonds & Goat Cheese
  • Whiskey Marinated Beef Tenderloin with Mustard & Whiskey Sauce
  • Potato & Roasted Garlic Gratin
  • Zucchini Cakes with Basil Cream Sauce
  • Apple Crumb Pie & House Made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


  • Arugula Salad w/ Apples, Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Port Wine Vinaigrette
  • Braised Moroccan Spiced Chicken w/ Dates
  • Saffron Rice Pilaf
  • Grilled Artichoke Hearts with Lemon - Mint Dressing
  • Banana Pudding Cake with Maple, Bourbon & Banana Foster Ice Cream


  • Nappa Cabbage Slaw with Mangoes, Peanuts & Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Shrimp Fettuccine with Coconut - Saffron Sauce
  • Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Soy-Ginger Glaze
  • Peanut Butter Moussecake


  • Jicama & Corn Salad with Spinach & Red Pepper Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Swordfish with Ceviche Sauce
  • Penne Poblano Gratin
  • Asparagus with Pumpkin Seed Aioli
  • Tequila Lime Tart


"You have created such a welcoming "home away from home." Every detail was appreciated and every kindness made me grateful. Our guide was knowledgeable and gentlemanly teacher with a positive attitude and respect for nature."

Marsha Malis

"We had a great time. You have an uncanny eye for the little amenities that make a stay so appealing. You genuinely care that your guests have the best possible experience."

Douglas Higgins

"What a beautiful experience you allowed us to have for the 3 days we spent at the Lodge. We hope to be back soon."

Joanne & Nunzio Alioto

"Clearwater Lodge is a piece of paradise! Very enjoyable and the fishing was great. I'll be back."

Jane Lyons Conover

"I am glad I learned how to fly fish. I learned from the best guides, Mike & John"


"We had a wonderful time staying at the Lodge and learning the art of fly fishing. You have created a new generation of anglers in our family and we hope to return to learn more."

Pat Caskey