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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - July 20, 2017
The stream levels in the lower river and North Fork are down near normal levels and
the water clear. There are lots of trout being caught and we continue to get good
reports from our customers. There are still a lot of insects hatching.

Stream Conditions at:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Monday through next
Highs will range from 85 to 96 degrees and lows from 58 to 66 degrees.
Lower Clearwater River:
13,600 cfs
Level: 6.25 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 61
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data near Spalding ID

North Fork Clearwater River (above Dworshak Dam):
Rate: 1440 cfs
Level: 6.41 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 60
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
Western Green Drakes, size 8/10, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Salmonflies, size 4/6, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
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
strategy. Salmonflies are hatching. Golden Stoneflies are hatching.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, and Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Pale Morning duns 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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Fly Fishing Clearwater River, Idaho
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