Last Day To Fish Spokane River March 15th

Sean Visintainer - 03/12/24

Spokane River Fly Fishing

Get your last few cast in...

The annual seasonal closure on the Spokane River is March 15th, 2024. That means the last day to make some cast is March 15th. On March 16th it is closed until May 25th, 2024 (Saturday before Memorial Day).

The river is closed during this time to protect spawning Redband trout. This is also spawning time for native Westslope cutthroat trout that inhabit the river. Generally the Spokane River flows are pretty high during this window so it's not like it would be highly fishable anyways.

With lower than average snowpack this winter I anticipate an early start to the fishing season once it opens up late May. The motto this year is to get your fishing in early.

Currently flows are high-but-fishable. Levels have been dropping slightly creating a few better opportunities. There have been some skwala stones hatching along with midges and bwo's. Catching Spokane River trout on dries this time of the year is a limited opportunity, streamer and nymph fishing will be far more consistent. It doesn't hurt to go a little bigger / flashier with your bugs this time of the year too FYI.

Enjoy the last few days!