GUIDED STEELHEAD FISHING ON THE CLEARWATER RIVER, IDAHO

 

 

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~ Clearwater River Fishing Report ~

 

We have an awesome team of professional guides that consistently put clients on the fish. Anyone interested in booking a guided trip on the Clearwater River Idaho for steelhead can email us or give us a call at:

1-866-846-4240

   

Report Date: 2/16/14

Fishing 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. 

For this 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:

1-866-846-4240

 

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A quick 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.  

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    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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RIVER ETIQUETTE:  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 very quickly.

     We are all out here to have fun and catch fish, but not at the expense of other people.

1) Don't 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 way down.

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. 

3) Boat 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 the Clearwater. 

5) Give each other some room. Make an effort to see where bank anglers and boat anglers are fishing and try to avoid running over their water.

Here is a link to Poppy's Etiquette page, http://www.redshedflyshop.com/ETHICS.html

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