Clearwater River Fishing Report ~
We have an awesome team
of professional guides that consistently put clients on the fish.
interested in booking a guided trip on the Clearwater River
Idaho for steelhead can
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over the past week on Idaho’s Clearwater River has remained very
good. We had some high dirty water Thursday-Saturday but as of
this writing the river is back in shape and fishing well. Last
week we averaged 5-7 fish landed per boat and our most
consistent producing techniques were backtrolling divers/Bait
and Side Drifting bait or Yarn.
upcoming week we are very excited to get out on the river as
this past storm has begun to clear most of the ice in the upper
river. Our boats will be heading to the Kamiah/Kooskia area and
the upper river should fish very well. Side Drifting eggs and
yarn will be our number one producing technique for the
remainder of the spring season, as the moving fish in the spring
seem to eat eggs with reckless abandon. This is one of our
favorite times of the year to be on Idaho’s Clearwater River.
The world is starting to warm up and the fish begin to get more
aggressive as they make their spring push to their spawning
grounds. This is also a great time of year for fly anglers to
hook into some Clearwater Steelhead. Our most consistent
producer is to fish egg patterns under indicators, but these
fish will also attack a big leach type fly on the swing. Last
year one of our boats had a 6 fish day swinging big flies on
sink tips in late February.
If you are
interested in a spring steelhead adventure get in touch with us
as we currently have plenty of mid-week openings and some
weekend availability in March.
To book a trip
email us or give us a call at:
Thanks and Tight Lines~
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~ Clearwater River Fishing Links ~
Red Shed in Peck is the place to go for anything related to Spey
/ Fly fishing.
Camp-Cabin-Home in Lewiston will fill the needs for any gear
fishermen. Camp-Cabin-Home has opened a new store in
Orofino!!!!!!!! The new store is located right off Highway 12.
The entire river is barbless hooks only!!!!
Clearwater River Flows
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Steelhead Regulations ~
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Steelhead Harvest Report ~
Steelhead Dam Count ~
7-day Dam Count ~
note on the harvest report... A lot of this data is
interpolated. Only a couple of anglers are actually checked and
the rest are just counted from the road. The numbers are also
based on previous year counts.
Fishing License and Steelhead Tag Online
Idaho Fish and Game
Dworshak Fish Hatchery
Lodging is available through reputable local area motels. We
like and recommend
Clearwater Crossing RV Park, Orofino, ID,
Lewis-Clark Resort, Kamiah, ID,
The Lodge at River's Edge
Helgeson Place Hotel,
Orofino, ID and
Idaho Sportsman Lodge, Sites, ID.
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This is a big SMALL river. When someone does something rude,
word travels fast. Some of the stuff that has been going on is
just plain common sense. If someone "CORKS" you, take the higher
road, say something POLITELY to let them know what they did
wasn't cool and continue on with your day. If it is a guide boat, take a picture or write down the boat
description, get the outfitter initials off the boat, ask them
for their name, and try to get the sticker number. Call the
Idaho Outfitters Guides and Licensing Board and report them. If
it is a private boat get their boat description and registration
number, and spread the word. They will black-list them selves
We are all out here to have fun and catch fish, but not at the
expense of other people.
Low Hole - If you want to fish a run, either go 150 yards down
stream and start or wait for the boat in the run to work their
2) When in
Rome do as the Romans - If someone is in a run that you want to
fish and they are side-drifting, then side-drift with them -
Don't CORK them by starting to back-down plugs. If you want to
fish it that bad WAIT for them to move on.
anglers should give Bank anglers (fly fishermen included) their
space. But at the same time, Bank anglers don't need to try to
lob their gear into a boat to make their point.
4) Do not
anchor in the middle of the runs and stay there all day. We all
have a right to fish through runs, both guides and private
boaters. If you anchor up and are blocking the run, you will
only cause tension out on the river. If you want to anchor and
eat lunch that is one thing, but staying in the same place all
day on anchor while tying up the run is another. A great example
of this is at 5-mile, there have been a couple boats that get
out there at dark-o-thirty, anchor right in the middle of the
run and then wonder why they are catching crap from other boats
and not catching many fish. The only exception to this rule is
the pipeline outside the hatchery, and if your idea of Steelhead
fishing is to sit in town all day at the "pipe" by all means
anchor away, you are missing the big picture of coming to
each other some room. Make an effort to see where bank anglers
and boat anglers are fishing and try to avoid running over their
Here is a
link to Poppy's Etiquette page,
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