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Northwest Outfitters

Idaho Outfitter # 17908

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

Reported :6/20/2017

The Coeur d'Alene:

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The water is great and the fish are very healthy!  Lot of bugs out and most days the dry flying has been really good.  Some days the fish prefer the nymph dropper or rubber leg, but the last few warmer days there have been a ton of stoneflies out especially on the lower river.  The upper is great for wading and doesn't seem to have had as much pressure as some of the floating sections down lower.  Floating is still a good option, but the sections are getting longer and skinnier so take that into consideration.  Overall it is amazing to have this water in June where temps are cool and it is still tough to wade the lower river.  Lots of people up there but  once some more rivers come online around the area it will start spreading anglers out. 

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The St. Joe:

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The Joe is high but fishing well and right on the brink of really opening up.  The lower is very floatable and there have been a lot of bugs out especially as it has gotten warmer the last few days.  Some more spots to wade along the edges up high, but there is still some water coming down so it is on the slow drop.  Great flows for June because July will be awesome!     

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Clark Fork
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Slow dropping just under 23,000 and colored up at the moment.  When its time it will be good!  
The Missouri and some of the rivers around Bozeman have been a bright spot this spring and you know the MO is always a good bet for the trout fix while the rivers around here do there thing.

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No more steelhead around here for a few months.   
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Hayden & Other Area Lakes:

The local lakes have have been great lately.  Crappie, bass and pike reports have gotten really good from Hayden to the chain lakes and some of the smaller lakes up north.  Good place to spend some time waiting for the rivers to drop back into shape. 

The Washington lakes have been staying consistent.  Amber, Coffe Pot, Medical have all been fishing well.  Leeches, balanced leeches, atomic worms, and chironomids under an indicator near the bank or stripped near the bottom on a full sink line should do the trick! 

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Hayden Lake

Spokane River
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The Spokane is open in both sections and really shaping up. The fishing has been good and it is a great option for a couple hours before or after work.  Doubly nymph rigs with a stonefly, rubber leg prince, and caddis pupae will be the most productive, but swinging streamers or a hopper dropper rig can be great fun as well.     


Click HERE to see the caliber of fish that are in Crab Creek - "any big rainbow that is in a tiny little creek" - they are impressive!

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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