Fishing Season: 2018

Clearwater River - ID

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Flying B Ranch 's Tip of the Week

Wait for ice to move out

Directions open in app

Map of Clearwater River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Flying B Ranch

5-Day Outlook as of 11/21/22

Steelhead/Salmon is open

Techniques & Tips as of 11/21/22

Beads and bait

Local Species Available 2018

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    steelhead/ Salmon

Flying B Ranch 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Egg flies orange tones 3/16 diam.
large string leaches in any color N/A
Egg Fly N/A 4
Marabou speys N/A 2/0-4
Plastic eggs orange tones

Egg flies

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Flying B Ranch 's Recommended Gear

Description: About Clearwater River

The Clearwater River is a beautiful piece of large river, public steelhead water. The Highway follows the river all the way from it's confluence with the Snake River to it's headwaters where the Selway and Lochsa Rivers join. Access is easy and the season begins early each August and ends in late March. Winter and early spring fishing can be weather dependant but the fall water conditions are very reliably good through at least Thanksgiving. The spring fishery can be a fantastic one on the upper river.

Nearest Airport:

Spokane International Airport, lewiston, Id. airport


Streamers, egg patterns.

Best Time to Fish:

When ever they turn on

Best Stretch:

below orofino

Best Access:

Right off the highway.