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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - December 29, 2016
The water is still cold, averaging around 36 degrees. Steelhead nymphs would be the
best choice. We didn't receive but one report this past week, and it wasn't good. This
weekend will probably have more guys giving it a try.
Stream Conditions at:














7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow everyday for the next week.
Highs will range from 23 to 35 degrees and lows from 5 to 23 degrees.
Lower Clearwater River:
Rate:
5040 cfs
Level: 3.85 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 36
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data near Spalding ID

North Fork Clearwater River (above Dworshak Dam):
Rate: 1160 cfs
Level: 6.12 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 34
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
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. Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges, creams, light greens, and reds or blood midges will hatch throughout the winter
months.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 (sales@perfectflystore.com)
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 in the lower river and being caught when the stream levels are acceptable.
Fly Fishing Clearwater River, Idaho
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