Lewiston Fishing Report

Lewiston is steelhead country and you can find those fish on the Clearwater, Snake, Grande Ronde and Salmon rivers beginning as early as July each year. These brutes may range to 20 pounds, with the average fish weighing in at around eight pounds—and that’s a big sea-run rainbow trout! At times, you may also find chinook salmon swimming next to those steelhead and some of these fish top out at more than 20 pounds. There are other options here, too, including the chance to catch state-record-size smallmouth bass on Dworshak Reservoir. Higher up you’ll find native westslope cutthroats on the Lochsa and Selway rivers—these fish eagerly slam dry flies and never disappoint. For variety, Lewiston is tough to beat.
  • Lewiston Fishing Report 12.27.17

    Lochsa River (ID)

    The Lochsa river spiked this last week and has been dropping the last two days. The Lochsa has a fast recovery from being blown out, so by this weekend, we could be seeing it back to fishing shape. The earlier we get into summer, more and more insects are starting to poke their buggy selves out. You will see Caddis flying around and Baetis. Luckily, the majority of fish are cutthroat so you don't need to match any hatch. Chubby Chernobyl, orange Stimulator, red Humpy, Royal Coachman, the fish will eat it. Hopper dropper would be the ideal way to fish.

    Grande Ronde (WA)

    No reports from the Ronde yet again. None of us at the shop have been fishing it. It is topwater time, start throwing some poppers to make those fish go crazy. The weather looks like it will be nice, so you shouldn't have to worry about the conditions being poor.

    Read past reports from the Lewiston region here, or click here to view all northwest regional reports.