Lewiston, Idaho Fishing Report 11.08.18

Lewiston Fishing Report

Clearwater River (ID)

The current flow is 10,300 cfs at Spaulding. The Clearwater is up and off color. It hasn’t been fishing that well for fly anglers. Will it come back into shape? We’re not sure. Rain is predicted for Kooskia for the next two days, so I would imagine that it won’t drop into shape by the weekend. Go slow and deep if you plan on fishing.

Snake River (WA)

The current flow is 16,500 cfs at Anatone. Fishing the Snake has been great for anglers. It has the best clarity right now, and the water has been the most consistent around the area. As far as catching, I have not heard of anyone catching any fish. With its water temperatures and consistent flows, that’s where we would focus our fishing time. Slow moving flies will work well. Make sure you’re consistent with your casting and focus on water that has structure.

Grande Ronde (WA)

The current flow is 1,070 cfs at Troy, Oregon. We went and fished the Ronde over the weekend. We brought zero fish to hand and may have only had a couple of players give us a sniff. The water was off color and on the rise. It has since leveled out and may stay consistent for the weekend. This water level can bring some great fishing. Slow and lower in the column can help increase your odds of catching fish. Good luck!

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