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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - September 23, 2020
Stream levels are okay in both the lower Clearwater and the North Fork. Trout are
being caught by our customers in good numbers.

tream Conditions at:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
(click the box below for more detailed weather information)
Lower Clearwater River:
4140 cfs
Level: 3.49 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56 degrees
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data near Spalding ID

North Fork Clearwater River (above Dworshak Dam):
Rate: 693 cfs
Level: 5.56 ft.
on Water Temperature: 55 degrees
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 and Articulated streamers, size 3/6
Spotted Sedge caddis, 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Little Sister Caddis, 18, larva, pupa and adults
Western Ginger Quills, 14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
October caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Green Sedge caddis, 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
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.
Brown Sculpin,  White Belly Sculpin and our Articulated and non articulated streamers are
good flies to use. are great flies to use at this time of the year.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Little Sister caddis are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
Western Ginger Quills are hatching.

Spotted Sedge caddis are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Black carpenter ants are working. Japanese beetles are working.
Sandwich hoppers are working.
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
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hours for a response.

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you decide which flies you need.

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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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