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Northwest Outfitters

Idaho Outfitter # 17908

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

Reported: 8/17/2018

The Coeur d'Alene:
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Bryan had a good outing this morning.  The cooler temps and little bit of rain had the bigger fish active today.  A medium hopper with an ant or beetle trailer was very effective and a zebra midge dropper rotated thru moved some fish as well.  The fish definitely seemed in better spirits as well so hopefully this is a sign things are turning the corner.  Cooler temps in the forecast with the longer nights should hopefully keep this going. 


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The St. Joe:

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Kind of the same as the CDA.  Cruising right along for mid August.  Mornings for sure, but the evening can be a little better over here since there is more shade above Avery and a little cooler water.             

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Clark Fork
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When conditions line up the fishing has been pretty good.  Early mornings still are the best, but with the cooler weather and the haze the fishing was better mid day the last couple days than expected.  As the heat comes back going early and late will be the way to go.  A big chubby or hopper with a pt, prince, salvation nymph, copper john dropper will be a great way to prospect with ants, beetles, pmd's caddis, all good as your second bug when fish are keyed on the surface.       

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Got our first Steelhead report of the season.  Good work John!  Made it happen on the lower Clearwater swinging some flies!      
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Lakes: Hayden Lake, CDA and the Chain Lakes:  Still fishing well, but into summer mode.  Early and late are better, especially as it gets hot again this week. 

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Hayden Lake

Spokane River
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Great place close to town if you can't make it into the mountains, water is warm on the upper but smallmouth are still great on a fly rod, and the lower river into downtown has some nice rainbows and some of the coolest water around. Been pretty bright and sunny lately,  but there are nice fish around and it's better than not fishing!   

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.    
Kelly Creek and the Lochsa:
 Still fishing well, but into summer mode over here.  Less hatches throughout the day mean attractors and terrestrials.  A dropper or double nymph rig through the faster water has produced more fish lately as well as streamer fishing.  Road has improved a bit, but still not the best for trailers.   

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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  • Summer Hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 9-6
    • Saturday: 9-5
    • Sunday: 10-4
    • 2171 N. Main St. (in Riverstone)
      Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    • 208.667.2707
    • 888.347.4223