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Northwest Outfitters

Idaho Outfitter # 17908

Winter Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: Closed

Don't forget your new 2018 Idaho fishing License if you're heading out.  Montana is good thru February and annual WA licenses are good thru end of March.

Reported: 2/24/2018

The Coeur d'Alene:

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Graphs are reading ice, but got a good report that the river is clear of ice so it is kind of tempting.  Sunday we are supposed to get more snow, but daytime temps are a little higher than they have been.  Might be an option to swing some streamers or nymph a couple big bugs under an indicator.          

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

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Snowy and cold.  The Joe has been fishing well this winter, but might give it another week to warm up.           

Check Weather on: The St. Joe
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Clark Fork
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Maybe not the best week on the Clark Fork.  There was ice last week and guessing there will be even more in the coming days.      

Check Weather on: The Clark Fork
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Kinda of feels like January should have.  The graphs are reading ice on the upper portions of river, but the flows should be the lowest they have been in awhile and there might be a window before everything freezes up, if it even does.  The upper Ronde might be bad, but the word is the lower is ice free and at a good level.  The snake is also an option since it is down quite a bit.  Still big at 26,000 but that makes for some good runs none the less, and lower than it has been all winter.    
Check Weather on: The Spokane 

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Kelly Creek and the Lochsa:
Shut down for the winter.  The Lochsa can still fish on the warmer days, but Kelly Creek is tough to get too once the snow flies.    


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Hayden Lake

Spokane River
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Under 10,000!!!    This is worth poking around.  The water will be the warmest around and as it continues to drop it will keep becoming a better option.  Still big, but pick your spots wisely and it could be good for a few hours in the afternoon. 

Rocky Ford
You betcha. We have been getting some spotty reports from over here lately, but it is still a good place to find a winter fix. 

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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  • Winter Hours:
    • Monday-Saturday: 9-5
    • Sunday: Closed
    • 2171 N. Main St. (in Riverstone)
      Coeur d'Alene, ID 38314
    • 208.667.2707
    • 888.347.4223