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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - October 06, 2016
The river is in very good shape in all sections and anglers are catching lots of cutthroat
trout. There are October Caddis, Mahogany duns and Blue-winged olives hatching.

Stream Conditions at:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through Saturday, then clearing.
Highs will range from 6
1 to 74 degrees and lows from 46 to 50 degrees.
Lower Clearwater River:
3220 cfs
Level: 3.08 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data near Spalding ID

North Fork Clearwater River (above Dworshak Dam):
Rate: 743 cfs
Level: 5.61 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54
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
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedge, size 14/16, larva, pupa, and adults
Green Sedges, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Little Yellow Stoneflies, 14/16, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
Trout - Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Some areas have good concentrations of various species of blue-winged olive nymphs
and fishing an imitation of them is an alternative strategy.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching. Mahogany duns are hatching.
Western Green Drakes are starting to hatch.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching. Spotted Sedges, or caddiflies, are hatching.
Little yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials,such as Japanese Beetles, Carpenter ants and Grass hoppers will soon
become important food to imitate.
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 the season
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