The Lochsa is a totally different river right now. It is below 0' on the bridge. You could walk across it, not boatable in my opinion. Maybe a ducky that you got out and drug over and over and over, but you'd need to scout too since some massive rocks show and sieve potential is high. I'd just fish.
The Gorge is still runnable, actually that sounds so bad, it is still at a pretty fun level (2700). I've run it down to 2500. Get ahold of the local kayak store for directions to the kayak run. It used to be "edge of the world", but they sold the kayak part. If you call them, they'll tell you I'm sure. (406) 721-7774. Or try Montana River Guides, Mike is a great guy and would likely give you some directions.
The put in for the kayak run is off the Cyr exit, just like the main put in, and the take out is further down the same dirt road. Down a hillside path, and then the takeout is up a stairway.
There's also a playwave downtown, off Caras Park (west of Higgins St. Bridge on north side of river), but it seems to be more of a smooth pourover right now, not much of a wave. I ate lunch down by it recently, didn't see anyone, but I wasn't close enough to tell if it was surfable, and I don't really know kayaking surfable either.
The hole sawtooth talks about is in Tumbleweed, the rock that causes it is way out of the water now (about 1/3 of the river), on the right, and it's pretty easy to go left - to center, there's another small hole way left so you go essentially left to center. The main hole is really just a pool now, no keeper, and I can't even imagine how you'd go over the rock into it this time of year. But that little far left hole can make some mean laterals.
Jaws is WONDERFUL surfing at these levels, it is essentially the next big rapid below tumbleweed, although there may be a few small wave trains in between, it's been a while since I've been down at this lower level. It will seem like a fair size drop, with the main run right to left, and great surfing in the first big wave, and a lot of yakkers drop into it on the left (I saw a guy practically dancing in it last september - it was beautiful!).
Have fun, and stay warm!
I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye