River reports

We have great connections with other outfitters and guides and are more than happy to facilitate trips to other local areas.

The Coeur d’Alene

Reported on 09/12/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
Good fishing this week starting about mid morning and lasting thru the evening depending on where you are.  Still been fishing lots of small flies with an even smaller trailer behind it.  Lots of mayflies and small caddis and it seems the fish key on one or the other...

The St. Joe

Reported on 09/12/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
More rain over here bumped the flows back up over 400 cfs which makes floating the lower a little less scrapy.  The fishing sounds pretty good down low on a myriad of bugs.  Still some hoppers out on the warmer days the fish will look at and definitely small black and...

Kelly Creek and the Lochsa

Reported on 09/12/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
Still good Cutty reports from over here.  Hopefully the crowds will start dwindling, but there are plenty of places to fish.  You will find smarter fish in the bigger pools so walking in between and fishing not so fished water will help.  Kokanee are running pretty...

Spokane River

Reported on 09/12/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
Still good fishing for smallies up higher, but with the cooler weather and bump in flows the trout should start coming back upstream.  Once it starts it is a fun place for a quick fish close to home.  Swinging streamers and double nymph rigs are the most consistent as...

Steelhead

Reported on 09/12/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
There have been a few fish swung up on the lower clearwater and this cooler weather is helping.  The lower Clearwater will still be your best bet, but with the cooler weather and rain the Ronde has come up it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibilities to find...
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.