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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - September 21, 2017
The river is in good shape with levels a little higher than normal. The water temperature
is down some and that's a big help. A few steelhead are being caught and good
numbers of trout are being caught in the North Fork as well.

Stream Conditions at:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the next week.  Highs will
range from
59 to 69 degrees and lows from 42 to 49 degrees.
Lower Clearwater River:
7,160 cfs
Level: 4.58 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 53
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data near Spalding ID

North Fork Clearwater River (above Dworshak Dam):
Rate: 1030 cfs
Level: 5.97 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
Clarity:  clear
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data at Canyon Ranger Station
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives: size 16 and 18 nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Trout - Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Blue-winged olives are hatching. Some areas have good concentrations of various
species of blue-winged olive nymphs and fishing an imitation of them is an alternative
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, and Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials, such as carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers may be important at
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Recommended Steelhead Flies:
Steelhead - Recommended Strategies, Techniques, and Tips
Steelhead are being caught
Fly Fishing Clearwater River, Idaho
A description of the Clearwater River,
Guide to fly fishing the Clearwater
River, Clearwater River fishing
seasons, and much more