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 01/19/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
The last couple days have been producing down low as the river leveled a little bit.  You will find more ice the higher you go so we spend a lot of our time down below Pritchard even down to Cataldo.  Nymphing has been the the most productive, but if the flows start...

Steelhead

Reported on 01/19/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
Been a good couple weeks down on the Clearwater. Big fish around and they have been grabbing the swung fly pretty well!  We have been staying down low, but fish are throughout the system so if you have a favorite section it will be worth giving it a go.  Flows are...

Spokane River

Reported on 01/19/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
Fished for a little bit in the afternoon yesterday up higher and it was very pleasant.  Found a nice one swinging the ol trout spey.  The takes were a little soft so a smaller streamer with a long slow strip and pause was the ticket. Probably should have put a nymph...

The St. Joe

Reported on 01/19/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
Beautiful on the Joe this time of year, but cold, snowy and usually icy.  Find some open water you can get to, you can usually find some fish, but there are still better options closer to town unless you are looking for a nice drive. See...

Rocky Ford

Reported on 01/4/2019 by Northwest Outfitters Staff
Seems like some pretty typical Rocky Ford fishing lately.  A variety of small nymphs like scuds, pheasant tails, RS2’s have been working or lightly weighted streamers.  Keep changing tactics until you have success.  And as usual mid week has been a little less...
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.