& Clearwater Drifters

Offer you the finest in Steelhead
and Chinook Salmon fishing
on Idaho's Clearwater River


14010 Hwy. 12 · P.O. Box 1661· Orofino, Idaho 83544-1661 · (208)476-3531



Steelhead fishing is hot

Steelhead Fishing

The best steelhead fishing in the western United States is on the Clearwater River beginning with Catch and Release season in September. With the lower water, it is a great time for fly fishing. We take out drift boats to enhance this method of fishing. Catch and Keep season begins in October and runs through April 30. Some of our clients prefer drift boat fishing and some jet boats during the Catch and Keep season. We are fully licensed and qualified guides to enhance your fishing experience.

The average steelhead taken from the Clearwater River is 12 to 14 pounds with the 20 plus pounders abundant.Check out our 7207875475
Join us for Chinook Salmon fishing on the Clearwater River

Chinook Salmon Fishing

The best Spring Chinook Salmon fishing in the United States is from May 5 to the end of June and possibly beyond. We are fully licensed and qualified guides to enhance your fishing experience.

The average Spring Chinook Salmon taken from the Clearwater River in the 2003 season were 20 pounds with 30+ pounders retrievable.Check out our 606-758-3590.
This young man caught a string of kokanee

Dworshak Fishing & Family Trips

Create your own personal mini vacation package on beautiful Dworshak Reservoir, over 50 miles long. Take the opportunity to camp, picnic, fish or just take a scenic trip and snap pictures

For those who want to fish, Clearwater Drifters will supply the tackle, bait and professional guide to help you catch kokanee, bass or trout. A shoreline lunch will be served. Check out our (518) 664-1498 and slides of opisthotonic

Look for movies of our trips on the Sportmen's Channel; Reel Outdoors with Chris Bailey; and Columbia Country with Carl Mann.

Fish Report 2-11-12

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Most everyone is catching steelhead on the Clearwater River, but there aren't too many limits. Fish are all through the system.

Bobbers and jigs are really good. Black or anything with black is good for color right now. Eggs and shrimp are doing a good job too.

The Clearwater River is clear and in very good shape.

Weather and river conditions are very changeable this time of year, so give us a call before you head out and we will update you on the latest news.


Don't forget that the Guide Shop does shuttles.

Give us a call today to set up your reservations for a great experience fishing 208-476-3531 or use the handy email link below. Watch this report for further info about fishing and other outdoor adventures.

To check out the special recognition that Evelyn & Stephanie received from the Clearwater County Sheriff's Department, one-way.

Need help with transportation shuttles or overnight accomodations while you are here fishing? Call us to see how we can help.

Come fish with us, don't let the big ones get away!

We have pictures of Kate & Carl's summer adventure on the Clearwater, Snake and Columbia. Click here. Check out the adventures of this Utah couple following the path of Lewis and Clark by raft. We chronicled their progress as communication by amateur radio permitted. They are now back home and we have posted the follow-up story on their adventures. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions for them. 6314041850 For just the updates, click here.

403-484-2935 Our Shop Trips Related Links Special Groups Vacation 2002
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Dworshak Summer Slide Show Eletter Archive (289) 778-4809 Stephanie's Installation

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