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Northwest Outfitters

Idaho Outfitter # 17908

March Hours
Monday - Friday: 9-6
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: 10-4


The Coeur d'Alene:
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6710 at Enaville.  High but clean and some of the tribs are pretty clean as well.  At these flows there can be some high water spots and with this nice weather you might not have to move much once you find some fish up.  The bug action should be fantastic the next couple days so be safe, and focus on the edges, slow seams, flooded side channels, inside corner, eddies or anywhere you see fish up that you can reach safely!  

Check Weather on: The Coeur d'Alene
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The St. Joe:

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Has been fishing very well and should stay very good mid week through the weekend.  5400 at Calder and dropping right now.  Similar to last weeks flows but with warmer weather will get the bugs going even more.  Dry fly fishing in the afternoon has been very good with the small nemoura's, march browns and BWO's being the main bugs lately, but as we warm up this week things could get really going hatch wise and the Skwala will be getting a lot of attention.  Any medium chernobyl, peacock para x, bullet head skwala with a dropper to start or a march brown cripple, para adams,  purple haze will be a good bet most of the day especially when you see heads up.  Streamers and nymphs are always a good way to start during the cooler mornings, but the afternoon has been best and the dry fly window is getting longer.  Floating gives you good access, but there is some pretty good places to wade over here if you are willing to explore.  Hit it now before the big run off starts.!   

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Clark Fork
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Pretty big at 12,800 but as long as clarity is a couple feet this can be an option.  Warmer weather will really get things going over here, but will also bring more water down.  The rivers around Missoula are getting big and off color which means the lower Clark Fork isn't far behind.              

Check Weather on: The Clark Fork
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Wrapped up for this year.   
Check Weather on: The Spokane 

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Kelly Creek and the Lochsa:
Shut down for the winter.      


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Hayden Lake

Spokane River
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Upper and Lower Spokane in Washington CLOSED.  Idaho side stays open if you need to poke around close to home!

Rocky Ford
As other things start happening we are getting fewer reports from over here.  Still a good option but you are passing good things to get there.    

Lakes: Lakes are fishing well!  Coffee pot, Amber and Medcal Lake all are fishing well with leaches on a full sink lines and chironomids under a indicator.  Bass, crappie and Pike are starting to get going in the shallower bays around the North Idaho lakes and this sun should really start warming things up and get things going.     

Rivers We Fish Regularly:
The staff at Northwest Outfitters regularly fish the North Fork of the Clearwater, Kelly Creek, and The Lochsa River. Call the shop to find out the fishing status of these beautiful Idaho waterways.


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  • Spring Hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 9-6
    • Saturday: 9-5
    • Sunday: 10-4
    • 2171 N. Main St. (in Riverstone)
      Coeur d'Alene, ID 38314
    • 208.667.2707
    • 888.347.4223