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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - May 13, 2018.
Stream levels are s
ill high but falling fast. Send us an email for a recommended fly list.
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Stream Conditions at:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Tuesday through Friday,
otherwise clear for the coming week. High temperatures will vary from
73 to 82 degrees
and lows from
53 to 57 degrees.
Lower Clearwater River:
44,600 cfs
Level: 11.29 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 49
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data near Spalding ID

North Fork Clearwater River (above Dworshak Dam):
Rate: 16,900 cfs
Level: 13.03 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity:  stained
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
Skwala stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, 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 strategy.
Skwala stoneflies are hatching. Little Black Caddis are starting. March Browns 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 done for now.
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