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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - November 18, 2017
The   Send us an email for a recommended fly list. Nymphs, swinging and eggs are
for steelhead. Trout fishing is very slow due to low water temperatures but
Midges, creams and/or reds, will catch some.

Stream Conditions at:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Monday through next Friday.
High temperatures will vary from 47 to 58 degrees and lows from 30 to 44 degrees.
Lower Clearwater River:
4340 cfs
Level: 3.57 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 42
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: 38
Clarity:  clear
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data at Canyon Ranger Station
Recommended Trout Flies:
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20 and 22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream size 20 and 22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives: size 16 and 18 nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
October caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, pupa and adults
Trout - Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. For the best results, fish the larva and pupa imitations rigged in
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
October caddis are hatching.  
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
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 in good numbers.
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