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Clearwater River, Idaho - Fishing Report - May 18, 2017
The lower Clearwater river is down about normal levels for this time of the season. The
water is much clearer and conditions greatly improved from the past week. The North
River levels are still very high.

Stream Conditions at:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain on Saturday, otherwise clear for
the next week. Highs will range from
68 to 79 degrees and lows from 35 to 45 degrees.
Lower Clearwater River:
31,600 cfs
Level: 9.50 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 45
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-time Stream Flow Data near Spalding ID

North Fork Clearwater River (above Dworshak Dam):
Rate: 8950 cfs
Level: 10.53 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 46
Clarity:  stained
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
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, 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
Skwala stoneflies are hatching. Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
Midges, creams, light greens, and reds or blood midges will hatch throughout the winter
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
Not happening.
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