Report Date: 2/8/14
Fishing this past week on Idaho’s Clearwater has continued to remain very good. We did receive an arctic blast of air that slowed the fishing down some mid-week, but by Friday the river was back to fishing fantastic with numbers of fish landed reaching the double digit mark. Our two most consistent techniques have been side drifting and backtrolling divers and bait combinations. We have continued to have all our fishing effort on the river below Orofino as the upper river is now impacted by large amounts of ice.
For this upcoming week we are going to see temperatures increase and the snow that has been falling should turn to rain. As water levels come up and water temperatures warm we should see some fantastic fishing over the next few weeks. We will continue to look to side drifting and backtrolling diver and bait to put fish in the boat for our clients. As the water warms and fish start to make their “spring push” fly fishing with indicator rigs will also become a major fish producer. We can have some great days in the spring fishing indicators and egg patters. If you are looking for a spring steelhead adventure you owe it to yourself to give us a call and let our team of professional guides get you out on the river and into some Clearwater B-Run Steelhead.