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Trophy Steelhead on Idaho's Cleawater River provides a great fishing experience
General timetable for fishing
SPRING CHINOOK: April and May
STURGEON and CATFISH: March through September
Clearwater River has world class Steelhead fishing. The large B-Run fish are what anglers from throughout the country come to Idaho with the hope of catching. This river also has good Trout and White Fish fishery.
The Clearwater is suitable for most types of fishing. This includes Fly fishing, jig and bobber, spinner or bait fishing. The river is very shallow during the late summer months with increased flows in the fall and winter after the seasonal monsoons start. The Clearwater also lives up to it's name..it is extremely clear which adds to the challenge of steelhead fishing.
Grande Ronde River is another small river that flows through Oregon and into Washington. There is great bass, trout and steelhead fishing in this stream. The Ronde is well suited to the fly fisher and for those who prefer bait or spinners. Summer Smallmouth bass and the winter run Steelhead provide year around fishing. Good road access along some of this river provides numerous places to fish. There are also areas that are roadless and can provide a nice one or two day float trip.
Idaho Salmon also migrate up the Clearwater every spring and depending on the year there is an exciting and popular fishery that takes place in April and May on the Clearwater River.
Even though Snake River Guide Service's owners Pat and Judy are retired, we still like talking fish and have a life time of knowledge to share. If you are looking for a guide or just need information we would be happy to do some referrals and provide some info to help you have a great day fishing. Email us or call (509)751-0410 . If we are around we'll answer if not try again or leave a message......after all we are trying to have fun too!
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Snake River steelhead run has been known for large numbers of fish in October and November time frame. These fish tend to congragate in the area from Clarkston to the Salmon River. During the peak we have an influx of guides from throughout the state of Wasington that utilize this fishery when it gets hot and heavy around the Grande Ronde and the Salmon River. The Heller Bar area is well known for great fishing during tis time period
The Clearwater River steelhead fishery is world class and draws anglers from throughout the Untited States and beyond because of its larger fish.
Information about us - Snake River Guides Service provided guided fishing trips on the Snake River since the mid 1990's and was a licensed outfitter on the Clearwater from 2000 to 2013. For a number of years we were one of the oldest operators utilizing the lower Clearwater River and a specialist in sturgeon fishing on the Snake River.
During these years we established ourselves as a premier service. The fishing trip were always about you and providing a quality experience, never about us.. We are determined to continue to make tihs site about you the angler.
Snake River Guides is now providing information on the Clearwater River, Its licensed Outfitters and its famous steelhead fishing - Washington's Snake River fisheries above and below Lower Granite Dam.
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Clearwater River fishing reports. Fishing guides for Clearwater River and for the Snake River. Idaho fishing tips.
B-run steelhead photos from the Clearwater River. Articles on Fishing. Roe curing. Tips on safely smoking Steelhead, and so much more!
B-Run Steelhead from the Clearwater River
Snake River is a medium sized river that extends from the confluence of the Columbia River and ends in Wyoming after traveling through 6 states and covering 1078 miles.
This river has numerous dams which control river flows with lengths of free flowing river. The Dams cause varied environments that are home to a number of fish species and provides a home to deer, elk, bear, river otters as well as many species of birds.
The Snake is also home to some unique fish that have become a major sportsman interest. The White Sturgeon, a fish that has not changed since the danseurs walked the earth amd the Salmon and steelhead that are spawned here and contribute a large portion of these migratory fish that enters the Columbia River each year..
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Preview for this weeks fishing report;
For all you people out there that are forgoing buying a guided trip on the Clearwater River.... now would be a good time because I doubt there will ever be another year with this kind of fishing opportunity
"Cearwater Steelhead are especially sensitive to noise and boat disturbance.
If at all possible do NOT motor over fish holding water that you plan on fishing. This activity has been noted to move fish out of the holding area and cause them to quit biting for an hour or longer. ......
Snake River fish do not seem to be affected in the same way - Perhaps this is due to deeper water, less clarity and generally more boat traffic or simply a difference in the fish."
This page was last updated: November 19, 2013
Snake River Guides is now providing an up to date fishing report with river conditions the Snake River, Clearwater River and the Salmon River. The information we use comes from local guides, tackle shops and our own fishing experiences.
We love the Clearwater River and it will be our main focus during this years steelhead season.
You will find fishing reports witout hype on the Snake River and the Salmon River too.
There will be featured Outfitters and Guides describing their services and contact information. This should not be considered not be a recommendation but an introduction. We have some really great people in the family of Idaho Outfitters working in North Central Idaho and we want to be sure that you know what they can provide.